This unit aims to equip participants with practical insights, frameworks, tools and strategies to effect transformation in local neighbourhoods facing urban poverty. This includes: a theological and pastoral critique of the contribution of Christian faith; an exploration of the ways that Christians can relate to, and come alongside, marginalised people thus bringing residents together to solve their own problems; a critical evaluation of the roles local churches can play in neighbourhood-based responses. Personal worker issues that can undermine transformations such as boundaries, self-care, dependencies and projections are considered. Christian approaches to urban community development; empowerment and relief will be identified and explored.
Unit Code: DM8002S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Missiology
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Identify a number of contemporary approaches to understanding and defining the nature of poverty is.
Describe a variety of models, frameworks and concepts that can inform and inspire a community transformation process in an urban neighbourhood.
Develop a theological rationale for the ways Christians live in, and engage with neighbourhoods.
Communicate theological concepts in a clear and articulate form, accessible to people living in poverty.
Demonstrate distinct ways Christians can engage with urban neighbourhoods.
Critique and theologically evaluate Christian professional practice in community-based mission.
classroom lectures, seminars and tutorials
500 word oral tutorial presentation
2,500 word Tutorial Paper
3,000 word Thematic Essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-06 12:41:01 +1000