Participants in this class will consider the relevance of theological doctrine to our lives of faith, making new discoveries about why and how theology matters.
April 4–6, 2019
This course aims to enable Christian educators better to reflect theologically. Participants in this class will consider the relevance of theological doctrine to our lives of faith, making new discoveries about why and how theology matters. While the course serves primarily as an opportunity for Christian educators to develop their own skills as theologians, substantial attention will also be given (particularly in the final project) to considering how theological insights can best be communicated to others in the daily work of Christian educators.
This is a blended course, meaning that some of the work will be done online before and after the on site sessions at Montreat, April 4-6. Online work will begin March 25 and will take approximately 8 hours (counting course reading) between March 25 and April 4. It will include watching a couple of videos and contributing to discussion boards about the themes in course readings. Sessions at Montreat on April 4, 5, and 6 will be intensive and include lectures, workshops, and discussions. Students must attend from beginning to end and be present at every session (please plan travel accordingly). A final project, which will be submitted in stages online, will be developed after the Montreat sessions (with a break for Easter, but completed by May 15). All online work will be asynchronistic, meaning that you can do it at your leisure and don’t have to log in at any particular time to watch lectures or be part of the discussions. Download the syllabus.
See below for more information on leadership, registration, and accommodations. Deadline to register is March 18, 2019!