Online: November 6, 2017 – January 1, 2018
In Person: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville
Instructors: Dr. Mark Sundby, Dr. Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dr. Pat Veach
Leadership in faith communities involves supporting individuals in community to put their gifts into practice. This course is appropriate for all leaders, lay and ordained, seeking to gain a greater understanding of ways of being with people in faith communities promote and maintain connectedness.
Through readings, discussion, and self-reflective activities, you will:
- Focus on human awareness from the perspective of your own self-awareness.
- Enhance your understanding of a relational view of human existence.
- View human existence as a complex interplay of needs and inclinations that vary in the extent in to which they create connectedness versus isolation.
- Link basic helping skills to broad topics discussed in the course.
Readings: Patton, J. (2015). Pastor as counselor: Wise presence, sacred conversation. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.