Christian Leadership & Church Ministries (CLCM)

Christian Leadership & Church Ministries (CLCM)

CLCM 510  Constructing a Theology of Networks for the Digital Age  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RTCH 500

The Digital Age has created an interconnected network of overlapping communities that is blurring the historic distinction between physical and digital. Given the evidence for the existence of these networked realities and their counterparts in the natural world, what is our theological and biblical response? This course provides students an opportunity to formulate an emerging theology of networks through which the Spirit of God works to minister to his people.

Offered: Resident and Online

CLCM 520  Spiritual Formation in the Digital Age  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RTCH 500

Given the changing landscape of ministry that is moving from embodied to embedded, we need a biblical model of spiritual formation that encompasses all possible ministry contexts. This course presents a biblical-ecological model of spiritual formation that identifies God’s design for growth in all the spheres over which he presides as Lord.

Offered: Resident and Online

CLCM 530  Creating Christian Community Online  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RTCH 500

Is physical presence a requirement for authentic Christian community? This course examines the debate between those who advocate incarnated community and those who argue that Christian community is unconstrained by time and place because of the omnipresent ministry of the Holy Spirit. Attention is given to the biblical and theological concept of the communion of the saints and its significance for the creation and formation of online communities of faith.

Offered: Resident and Online

CLCM 540  Introduction to Ministry in the Digital Age  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RTCH 500

Martin Luther transformed Europe and eventually the world by taking his innovative theological beliefs and tethering them to an innovative technology; the printing press. Ministry leaders have a similar opportunity because of the technological innovations available to those who live in the Digital Age. This course provides a structured examination of the current digital landscape and a practical model for digital ministry in the 21st century.

Offered: Resident and Online

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