Missional Leadership I: Participating in God’s Life and Love for the World

Online: August 7 – September 25, 2017
In Person: October 7, 2017 at the ECMN Retreat Center, Faribault MN

What is the church here for? How can we understand mission in a world in which the church no longer holds cultural privilege? What is God up to in the neighborhood and how are we gifted and called to join in God’s mission to and for the world? What does the shape of God’s life in Trinity mean for how we engage our neighbors? This course will explore biblical and theological understandings of mission as we seek to understand the church’s identity and purpose in a post-establishment, post-colonial era.

Outcomes:

As a student, you will:

  • Develop a working understanding of the Trinitarian theological basis for missional church
  • Try out and reflect on disruptive practices that can help any church focus on God’s mission
  • Gain familiarity with the Christendom’s legacy and a sense of how things are today where you live
  • Begin to articulate a leadership approach to your congregational setting

Required Readings:

  • People of the Way by Dwight Zscheile
  • Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood by Alan Roxburgh

Instructor: The Rev. Dan Anderson, Adjunct Instructor for Luther Seminary’s D. Min. in Congregational Mission and Leadership, Associate Priest at St. Matthew’s in St. Paul, and Executive Director of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools

Cost: $300

Registration info coming soon.