Introduction to Religious Education or Adult Faith Development or equivalent professional experience and training.
This seminar style course will be developed in collaboration with the research interests and ministry goals of the participants. Possible topics include but are not limited to multigenerational worship and congregation-wide learning, dismantling white supremacy and positive racial identity formation in multicultural congregations, alternatives to Sunday School, safer congregation policies and practices, using technology and virtual/distance methods in religious education and faith development programs. Each student will develop their reading list and course of study with the instructor’s guidance, and the entire class will be a resource for one another and benefit from the collective learning. Evaluation based on periodic reflection papers, class presentations, and final project. SKSM Thresholds Seven: Educating for Wholeness & Liberation and One: Life in Religious Community & Interfaith Engagement. MFC competencies 3 and others depending on students’ project. Prerequisite: Introduction to Religious Education or Adult Faith Development or equivalent professional experience and training. Suitable for MASC, MDiv, and certificate students. Max. 20 students. Auditors excluded.