Academic Programs 

  D.Min. Colleague Seminar II      (DM-721-9)  
Winter/Spring 2003

This second year course is a continuation of the year long Colleague Seminar II.  


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
D.Min. Schedule - Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 27, February 10, March 10, March 31 and April 28

Location: Room 206

Professor Ian Markham

Contact Information:

(860) 509-9500

Course Syllabus
Class web site

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to-

  • Deepen the studentís understanding in the arts of ministerial leadership and practice.
  • Reflect on the relationship between theological explanations for ministry activities and sociological ones.
  • Model a collegial style of reflective engagement and critique designed to help the student clearly articulate the ministry and leadership issues being addressed and strategies for effecting change in those situations.
  • Model a collaborative style of work and planning that can be utilized throughout oneís ministerial career.
  • Identify the components of the studentís work in the Colleague Groups that can be used as building blocks for the Ministry Project Proposal.


Course Requirements:

Due Date


Feb 10, 2003


A three to five page description of the situation or issue in your ministry setting that will become the focus of your ministry project. This should include in a broad-strokes fashion the tentative approach you will use to effect change in your ministry setting.

March 31, 2003


An annotated bibliography of the literature on the practice(s) of ministry that be used in your ministry project.

April 28, 2003

A 8-10 page Practices of Ministry paper focusing on the practices of ministry that will be used in your Ministry Project.


Course Schedule:  




1 January 27, 2002


Course Introduction

Reflecting on projects last semester with Dr. Cobb.

*Introductions, review of the syllabus, etc.

*Presentation on Theology and Sociology Ė the challenge of Radical Orthodoxy.

*Identifying a situation for ministry project.

*Developing an annotated bibliography


February 10, 2002

Sharing and updating.

Presentation on Christians learning from secular resources.  Using the Online Catalog and Religion Index; using the library. 

Presentation and hand in descriptions of ministry setting.

March 10, 2002


Sharing and updating.

Presentation on models of ministry for the 21st century. 

Initial discussion of books that are being read for the annotated bibliography.

March 31, 2002

Sharing and updating.

Presentation on models of the Church for the 21st century.

Presentation of annotated bibliography.

April 28, 2002

Sharing and updating.

Overview of Theology and relationship with sociology.

Presentation and hand in Practices of Ministry Papers.


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