Politics, Planning and Parishes: Making the Most of Church Facilities

Date Cancelled
College Wycliffe College
Course Code WYP2701HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Urban congregations exist within a community where all land uses are coordinated through official plans to ensure the future provision for all land uses, infrastructure and services for the community. Urban parish leadership must know how to engage both these documents and the political processes that shape the urban form and are the context for all urban ministry. This course will examine and explain the political, physical and social context of an urban parish church ministry and the processes and polity of their urban community. Extensive use will be made of examples, and the class will have the opportunity to meet and interview experienced professionals and politicians in the local political and planning scene. The course will include at least one major case study, involving field work, of an existing urban congregation with a report to be prepared outlining opportunities and challenges for the congregation. The course will use lectures, case studies, interviews, site visits and seminars. Participants will be evaluated through their class participation, a documented case study and a final examination. 

Syllabus http://wycliffecollege.ca/documents/Politics%20Planning%20and%20Parishes.pdf
Schedule Sat
Start Time 9:00
End Time 16:00
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 0
Enrolment Notes

Last day to drop without penalty: May 9, 2015

Schedule Notes

<p>The class will take place on four Saturdays May 2, 9, 23, and 30</p>

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Summer 2013
Currently Offered Summer 2015