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HT235 Global Mission Theology in the 21st Century
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
This course will prepare students to engage in ministry in the 21st century multi-cultural global context with theologically grounded relationships of mutuality.
- Students will articulate mission as part of 19th-21st century ecumenical Christian theology.
- Students will identify issues in the definition and scope of contemporary mission theology.
- Students will be equipped to engage in on-going missiological conversations in the church and world.
- Students will be inspired to participate as Christian community in global and cross-cultural practice.
Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller Blaufuss is the Executive of
Volunteer Ministries on the national staff of the United Church of
Christ. In this position she enjoys the opportunity to create and shape
a new form of leadership development in the UCC – Young Adult Service
Communities and Summer Communities of Service. She also coordinates
service opportunities and leadership development for mission trips
(service-learning, immersion, and disaster recovery). She works with
international volunteers who serve in the United States as well as baby
boomer volunteers. In addition to her work with Volunteer Ministries,
she nurtures connections with theological students by shaping and
coordinating the Global Ministries Council of Theological Students. In
this capacity she engages with students in missiological conversations,
creative projects, and pilgrimages. These groups have traveled to
Washington state USA, China, Palestine/Israel, and Cuba (2012).
As an Ecumenism and Mission scholar of the Church Mary
holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an MDIV from Eden
Theological Seminary. She is active in publication and mission work in
her field and in the Church, and enjoys teaching and developing leaders
within the Church.
This course is open to degree, non-degree, and audit students. Current Eden students may register by contacting the Registrar, Michelle Wobbe, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.918.2599.
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