MLV2500EN - Military Family Advocacy for Everyday Life

Course description

What challenges do military families face and which of these challenges are largely unique to the military setting? This introductory course provides a brief overview of the culture and the nature of military service, resources available for military families, and how anyone can learn to become more sensitive to their needs, and help provide assistance, encouragement, or referral when needed.

How this course benefits students

Students have a need to understand their ministry context. If they are to minister to and advocate for the military family, they must understand them.

Why this course is important

This course works to recognize and understand programs and systems which will make a real-life impact for the military family.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Missional Living
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Hal Scott, BCC, Professor of Military Ministry

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Preservation of the family is a core biblical teaching, as well as advocating--being a servant--to those in need.

Missionally driven

Reaching out to military families and advocating for them are core missional activities.

Contextually informed

The military environment is a unique field and reaching them and their families in a missional context necessitates a biblical and evangelical approach.

Interculturally focused

Many cultures are represented in the military family.

Practically minded

This course will look at real life issues facing military families.

Experientially transformed

Learners will interact with and identify needs of military families.