Formations for Modern Pagan Ministry M5000

What is the making of a minister? How does the minister develop and position oneself for the task of ministry? Being able to minister depends on the grounding of the minister herself. The more solid the foundation and formation of the minister the better he is capable of ministering. By understanding what it means to be human, in community with others, the minster is better able to understand and minister to self and others. This course will explore matters of faith, spiritual growth and formation, theological thinking, sexuality, vocational ministry, life tasks, and relational living.

Instructor: Thomas Nowlin. M.Div.

Thomas Nowlin, M.Div., Dept. of Ministry, Advocacy & Religion

Class Meetings: Wednesdays 6 pm ET

Required Texts:

Dass, Ram. 2013. Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart.  Boulder, CO: Sounds True, Inc.

McIntosh, Alister and Matt Carmichael. 2016. Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service. Cambridge, England: Green Books.

Shanddaramon. 2010. The Five Rings: A Guide To Pagan Ministry. Astor Press.

Suggested Readings:

Fowler, James. 1995. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. New York: HarperCollins

Theilicke, Helmut. 1962. A Little Exercise for Young Theologians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Prerequisite: none

Fulfills: This class fulfills the requirement for a class in Area I.


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