Amidst growing consensus that people joining progressive churches seek personal growth and spiritual deepening, most Unitarian Universalist congregations do not provide adequate programs to meet this need. This course provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of adult and multigenerational religious education in the progressive church. The second half of the course will be conducted as a seminar with students researching existing adult and multigenerational faith development/religious education/spiritual deepening programs and making constructive proposals for best practices in congregations. Participants will be evaluated on weekly participation and a final project.
The courseis suited to MDiv, MA/MTS, DMin, and certificate students.
While the course touches on all of the SKSM thresholds, it is most related to #7, 5, 4, and 2. It also addresses MFC competencies #3, 4, and 7.
This is a residential course accepting students participating through distance technologies.