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Course Description

Ministry Studies Required Courses

M131A - Pastoral Theology and Care
An introductory course in the discipline of pastoral theology and pastoral care. As such, it fits into the larger goals for the Master of Divinity curriculum at Eden: theological integration, missional vocation and pastoral formation.

M131B - Pastoral Theology and Care
An introductory course in the discipline of pastoral theology and pastoral care. As such, it fits into the larger goals for the Master of Divinity curriculum at Eden: theological integration, missional vocation and pastoral formation.

M133A - Introduction to Educational Ministry
This course explores the nature of Christian religious education, its role and purpose in the community of faith, and the vital work of pastors as teachers in this important ministry. The foundational aspects of educational ministry are examined and basic knowledge, insights and skills for planning and facilitating this important work in the church are developed.

M133B - Intro to Educational Ministry
This course explores the nature of Christian religious education, its role and purpose in the community of faith, and the vital work of pastors as teachers in this important ministry. The foundational aspects of educational ministry are examined and basic knowledge, insights and skills for planning and facilitating this important work in the church are developed.

M133B - Intro to Educational Ministry
This course explores the nature of Christian religious education, its role and purpose in the community of faith, and the vital work of pastors as teachers in this important ministry. The foundational aspects of educational ministry are examined and basic knowledge, insights and skills for planning and facilitating this important work in the church are developed. (Tran)

M134A - Preaching (Preaching as a Communal Process)
Preaching is a cooperative process involving scripture, sermon text, preacher, congregation and the Holy Spirit. All five elements work together to create multiple meanings within the context of the sermon experience. Out of this experience of multiple meanings, we are called to discern God’s Word for us today — not only as individuals but also as communities of faith. Preaching as Communal Process is designed to help students enter this joint project with a combined sense of humility and confident leadership.

M134B - Preaching (Preaching as a Communal Process)
Preaching is a cooperative process involving scripture, sermon text, preacher, congregation and the Holy Spirit. All five elements work together to create multiple meanings within the context of the sermon experience. Out of this experience of multiple meanings, we are called to discern God’s Word for us today — not only as individuals but also as communities of faith. Preaching as Communal Process is designed to help students enter this joint project with a combined sense of humility and confident leadership.

M135A - Liturgy
The Worship of God is the source from which the church’s life and mission flow. In this course students will explore theologies of worship, learn some of the history and diversity of worship that informs current local practices and begin to develop the skills needed to plan, organize, lead and reflect upon the weekly worship of the church with pastoral sensitivity, theological vision, creativity and shared leadership.

M135B - Liturgy
The Worship of God is the source from which the church’s life and mission flow. In this course students will explore theologies of worship, learn some of the history and diversity of worship that informs current local practices and begin to develop the skills needed to plan, organize, lead and reflect upon the weekly worship of the church with pastoral sensitivity, theological vision, creativity and shared leadership.

M136A - Congregational Leadership
The purpose of this course is to explore key topics concerning pastoral leadership of congregations. Among the objectives are to reflect upon what pastors do and the nature of the pastoral office; to study perspectives on leadership and leadership skills; to examine how pastoral leadership can help affect congregational change; to explore several areas of pastoral administration and the ways these offer opportunities to strengthen congregational life.

M136B - Congregational Leadership
The purpose of this course is to explore key topics concerning pastoral leadership of congregations. Among the objectives are to reflect upon what pastors do and the nature of the pastoral office; to study perspectives on leadership and leadership skills; to examine how pastoral leadership can help affect congregational change; to explore several areas of pastoral administration and the ways these offer opportunities to strengthen congregational life.