Texts:Kathleen Cahalan Introducing the Practice of
Ministry Liturgical Press 2010
OíMeara Theology of Ministry
(rev. ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1999.
Selected online and other articles
Method:This course encompasses both a
theoretical and practical component.The
theological underpinnings of ministry will be examined by the various readings.Guest speakers will provide an introduction to the other disciplines
necessary in the exercise of ministry, such as communication skills and social
sciences.We will also have guests
discuss their own ministry. Students
will be required to actively work on a ministry project during the course of the
semester which will then form the basis for theological reflection and the final
project, the studentís own theology of ministry paper.
Assignments:Reflections on various ministries
presentations (1-2 pages - 25 points each).
A reflection on the Cahalan book (50 points); a paper on your theology of ministry (8 pages - 100 points); one
theological reflection based on a ministry experience (50 points); class attendance and participation
(Calendar subject to
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