TMT5200EN - Issues in Moral Theology in Community Development

Course description

Explores and analyzes development practices and principles based on ethically sound reasoning. Emphasis on developing ethically sound real-world applications is a focus of the course.

How this course benefits students

There are many missional endeavors that revolve around community development. The student will complete this course with a clear understanding of sound biblically ethical principles to help him/her as community development strategies are designed. The course will emphasize that an ethical foundation must undergird all missional endeavors to avoid pragmatism pitfalls.

Why this course is important

Too often those in Christian ministry fall into the temptations of pragmatism and varieties of “the end justifies the means.” This course aims to keep the student focused on doing the right things in community development the right way.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Moral Theology
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Christo Lombard, Distinguished Professor of Missional Ethics & Moral Theology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The course will be grounded in Biblical principles and ethics.

Missionally driven

The course will approach community development from the missional perspective; that is, to engage people with the gospel of Christ.

Contextually informed

Every community is in its own context. Therefore, a theology of community development will take into account all aspects of context.

Interculturally focused

A missional approach to community development will entail cross-cultural and inter-cultural approaches.

Practically minded

The student will learn practical approaches and methods of community development.

Experientially transformed

The student will be expected to participate in a variety of community development experiences.