Course Memo

What does adaptive action look like in communities of faith? Identifying the differences between technical and adaptive challenges only goes so far. This course will support the framing of effective community adaptive action, nourish students' personal resources for navigating systemic change, and draw on the deep theological resources of specific congregations. Students will work with case studies, explore various "art of hosting" techniques for open source change, and engage in a variety of contemplative practices to sustain their faith in the midst of dynamic change. Authors engaged will include Robert Kegan, Glenda Eoyang, Royce Holladay, Scott Cormode, and authors from within the theological traditions the students bring to the class..Must be an SFTS DMin student. Course meets daily, 6/20/23-6/24/23, from 9am-5pm at SFTS.