Traditions and Trends in Ministry - PM6000

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Anneliese SinnottProfessor Emerita of Systematic Theology

This seminar will investigate the biblical, historical and theological development of the
practice of ministry in the Christian traditions. It will also lead you in the exploration of
significant themes, trends, and developments, both traditional and contemporary, that may help
define the place and role of ministry in our time.

We will begin by examining the ministry of Jesus. You will engage in some original research on
the historical development of what we now call “ministry.” We will also explore the theology of
ministry and the pastoral applications of that theology in your local setting and the implications
for ministry in the globalized world in which we live.