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: DM1002S
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1
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.
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.
Classroom lectures, seminars and tutorials
|Seminar or Tutorial||
500 word oral tutorial presentation
|Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper||
1,000 word topical paper
2,000 word Thematic Essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-03 13:45:42 +1000