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The course is designed to acquaint the student with the sociocultural dynamics that affect the quality of life, inform theology and challenge the manner in which ministry is conducted in our urban world. The analysis of the urban context and ministry strategies will be examined through multi-disciplinary readings, discussions, site visits and participation in a community study. Latino pastors need resources to understand the urban context and their own theology of the city if they are to be effective missional leaders who can serve as spiritual interpreters in the midst of the discontinuous change occurring in the Latino community.
This course will include lectures, small group sessions, site visits, and interactive dialogue with class members and invited guests. Students will need to complete readings and assignments before the first class session. A high value is placed on students working in teams using direct interaction and the class moodle web site.
What Others Have Thought:
"Dr. Martinez opened new horizons of learning and taught me strategies for an efficient ministry."
"The course was very relevant and gave me the tools needed for urban ministry."
All students will do a community study project as well as write a theoretical integration paper.
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Gornik, Mark R. To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City. Eerdmans, 2002.
Holland, Joe and Henriot, Peter. Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Justice. Orbis Books, 1983.
Myers, Bryant. Caminar con los pobres: Manuel teórico-práctico de desarrollo transformador. Kairós, 2002.
Perkins, John M., ed. Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right. Baker Books, 1995.
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