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Queen's University
 

Ministry Studies Elective Courses

THEO-730 (4) Professionals in Rural Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Bringing together students and faculty from undergraduate medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, and theology, the objective of this course is to help prepare professionals for the reality of working and living in rural and remote Canada. Among other things, it examines how professionals try to maintain the sustainability of their professional practice, as they live within a community yet maintain a life outside their work. The course employs a combination of lecture and discussion, student interviews of rural residents, and a compulsory rural orientation weekend.

THEO-731 (4) Cross-Cultural Learning for Ministry

An opportunity to develop awareness of Christian Mission through cross-cultural and global experience.  Particular attention will be given to human experience in the contexts of poverty and oppression.  Learning opportunities will include a field trip to a third-world context, biblical and theological reflection, group discussion, global ecumenical partners and leaders of social, political and theological change.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

THEO-732 (4) Evangelism for the Non-Evangelical Church

Examines the nature and role of evangelism within the Christian church, and in particular the Protestant mainline.  Opportunities and challenges within the contemporary Canadian context are explored through readings, discussions, videos, and especially guest speakers.

THEO-733 (4) Youth Ministry in a Changing Church

Topics related to youth ministry will be identified and explored in this course.  Particular attention will be paid to the contextual relevance of the institutional church.

THEO-734 (4) The Ministry of the Rural Church

This course will explore the nature of congregational ministry in rural communities.  It will give particular attention to worship, leadership, and pastoral care in rural congregations and to the difference a rural context makes in these areas.

THEO-735 (4) Preaching on Difficult Texts

Strategies for approaching and preaching difficult texts in a manner faithful to the Christian tradition and the contemporary context, including opportunities to preach and receive feedback.  Prerequisite/Co-requisite(s): THEO-706

THEO-736 (4) The Church's Educational Ministry

Considers the Church's educational role in the life of the individual Christian, the institutional church, and in society, while examining the history, theory, and practice of education in the church.

THEO-737 (4) Topics in Ministry Studies I

An examination of one or more contemporary issues in ministry.  In order to respond faithfully, this course will seek to articulate an appropriate pastoral theology and to discover skills and resources which are relevant.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

THEO-738 (4) Topics in Ministry Studies II

An examination of one or more contemporary issues in ministry.  In order to respond faithfully, this course will seek to articulate an appropriate pastoral theology and to discover skills and resources which are relevant.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000