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MIN 5322 Women’s Voices in MinistryMinistry has traditionally been the arena of men. However, over the past two decades, women have not only sought ordination, but have become involved in diverse forms of ministry. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to not only research the women who have pioneered ministry but also to look at the impact of gender in ministry. Students will investigate the unique contributions and gifts that women bring to contemporary global ministry. Finally, this course will allow students to investigate some of the controversies and issues involved in opening ministry to women. 2 credits. Dr. Hickman.
MIN 5331 Clergy Assessment and Career Development Clergy assessment is needed to inform both personal and institutional decision making regarding personnel. Students will study assessment procedures, comparing and contrasting the ways various denominations prepare aspiring clergy and evaluate practicing clergy. Clergy assessment will be set in the context of a career development perspective. Clergy development refers broadly to all the career-related changes a pastor makes across his life, from preparation through retirement. Fitness, competence, readiness and effectiveness will be examined through the course of a pastor’s development. The diversity of clergy types and the culture, gender, age and other biases that may influence assessment will also be examined. 3 credits. Dr. David.
MIN 5332 Analysis and Assessment of Ministry
In an era of assessment, learning how to analyze and assess one’s ministry is important. What determines an effective ministry? We study the development and assessment of clergy. So how does that differ from assessment of ministry itself? These are a few of the questions that will be investigated through this course. Students will study possible methods and tools that can be utilized and develop the means to apply these methods to their own ministerial contexts. 3 credits. Rev. Carolina.
EDU 5311 Spiritual DevelopmentSee Religious Education listings.