Theology of Ministry (DM801)

COURSE LEADERSHIP: Steve Seamands

COURSE DATES: August 20-22, 25-26, 2008

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course focuses upon the biblical and theological understanding of the nature and purpose of Christian ministry within the broader context of the nature and mission of the Church.  It also seeks to provide biblical and theological insights which can inform specific functions of ministry..  The course is intended to assist participants in formulating and clarifying a distinctively theological basis for their vocation in ministry.

TEXTS:

Raniero Cantalamessa, Come, Creator Spirit
Darrell Guder, ed., Missional Church
Stephen Seamands, Wounds that Heal
Seamands, Ministry in the Image of God
R. Paul Stevens, The Other Six Days
William Willimon, Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry

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