Ministry of Governance and Administration
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Manson, Ian
Course Code: 
EMP2731HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

Along with other mainline denominations, the United Church is changing in some significant ways. And the way we organize ourselves at the national, regional, and congregational levels is also changing. This course will review the ecclesial structures that have long been in place; examine the evolving responsibilities of General Council, Regions, and congregations; and explore the impact of these changes on faith communities and ministry personnel. It will survey some of the new governance models that congregations and faith communities are adopting in response to the Church's demographic, cultural and financial realities, and examine some of the ways that new ministries are being organized. In addition, it will explore the United Church's relationship with other Christian bodies as well as with non-Christian religious organizations; and focus on issues such as accountability, collegiality, stewardship, and mission strategy.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
20221
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
15
Schedule Notes: 
on-line in a "live" format, and weekly class sessions will take place via Zoom
Teaching Method: 
Workshop
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Other