PASTOR AS PERSON (DM-6017)
This foundational seminar engages students' experiences as spiritual leaders in their ministry settings-their unique personal traits, relationships, talents and limitations-as they confront the expectations, tensions and other complex realities that accompany the practice of ministry. Providing space for reflecting on personal and professional issues with ministry peers, the course focuses on the themes of calling, spiritual leadership, and awareness of self in multiple contexts, we examine the sociocultural and religious/theological systems in which our understandings of self and the world are embedded. Recognizing the wisdom, challenges, and possibilities each carries into ministry, students enter a conversation about spiritual leadership from her/his unique location.Must be an SFTS DMin student. Course meets daily, 6/13/23-6/17/23, from 9am-5pm at SFTS.