Particular attention to change in the vocation of ministry challenges us to understand sharp-edged relevance which locates people in specific time and space. Diversity and intersectionality summon us to the broad living space that human communities find essential for life. This course focuses on the dynamics of change for the church and other ministries in the midst of (and post) COVID-19 and ongoing racial unrest, and the impact liminal space has on the missional practice of ministry. Change theory, liminal thinking, creating movements outside the church with a missional mindset, as well as tools for managing change, including its accompanying dilemmas, will be incorporated into class work and discussion.
Dates: January 11-29, with pre-work; 6 synchronous sessions
- Tuesday, January 12, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
- Thursday, January 14, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
- Tuesday, January 19, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
- Thursday, January 21, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
- Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
- Thursday, January 28, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Lisa R. Withrow
Course number: ML575/675
Initial assignments for courses may be due up to one week prior to the start of the semester/term. See the syllabus for all due dates.