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Fall 2013
HT235 Global Mission Theology in the 21st Century
Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller Blaufuss

Course Description
This course will prepare students to engage in ministry in the 21st century multi-cultural global context with theologically grounded relationships of mutuality.

Course Objectives
  • 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 mwobbe@eden.edu or 314.918.2599.

For admission information, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@eden.edu.