Transformational discipleship: critical reflection on class in ministries of congregational outreachShow full item record
|Transformational discipleship: critical reflection on class in ministries of congregational outreach
|Doctor of Ministry
|This project will contribute to the overall understanding and practice of ministry in three specific ways. First, this project foregrounds the assumption of discipleship as a dynamic process of growth and change which includes oneâ€™s theological and practical orientation to serving in ministries of outreach. Second, this project is deeply grounded in theological understandings of mission which are themselves deeply grounded in the nature and character of God. Simple phrases (working with/for, being with/for) give accessible language to theoretical concepts which, in turn, have practical implications for being in solidarity with others (i.e., critical reflection and thoughtful action). Visions of Godâ€™s kingdom (hospitality, imago Dei, neighborly love) are appropriated to the very practical nature of congregational mission initiatives. Impediments to the full vision of Godâ€™s kingdom include structures and systems that distort solidarity and justice. Third, this aim of this project is to move beyond awareness of systems of inequalities to addressing inequities through thoughtful action. In other words, the project intends to move beyond theoretical to tangible and tactile expressions of faith in action.
|Brite Divinity School
|Ramsay, Nancy J.
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