ADAPTING CHRISTIAN FORMATION (ED-1111)
(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

What does it mean to form faith in an era when faith is not a given? How should we convene religious education at a time when institutions (religious and otherwise) are in decline? How do we critique and deconstruct an educational status quo that has too often accepted and reinforced forms of structural oppression? What liberating alternatives exist for learning and discipleship in a variety of institutional and community settings, in person and online? These are the questions we'll be exploring together as we encounter and experience modes and practices of Christian formation that honor agency and identity, foster collaborative leadership and participant co-creativity, and make space for authentic incarnations and enculturations of gospel values. This course is appropriate for all master's students and is evaluated primarily through the creation of authentic artifacts such as personal narratives, educational resource reviews, and Christian formation program designs. It is offered in a hybrid format, with an in-person and an online section. [Faculty Consent required; 20 max enrollment]