As today’s world becomes increasingly fragmented along socio-economic and racial lines, the ministry of the Gospel needs to engage with a widening range of social, economic, and cultural issues. The specialized ministry focus in Compassion and Justice builds on this by offering students the opportunity to gain sociological and practical perspectives in the area of compassion and justice ministry through courses from multiple disciplines.
In addition to interdisciplinary class experiences, several extracurricular opportunities aim to further deepen students’ learning and growth in this area of ministry. Mosaic Ministries is an umbrella under which many community, church, and campus partnerships & activities take place, including the first academic chapter of the Christian Community Development Association; learn about these at the weekly Mosaic Gathering, open to the whole Trinity community, each Monday at 11am in Hinkson Hall (in Rodine). Additionally, the Compassion & Justice Living-Learning Floor is a dormitory floor that houses single students seeking to grow in the biblical understanding and practice of ministries of justice and mercy. These offer rich and varied opportunities for learning and serving.
Courses you might take
Choose from the following – 6 hours required, plus 12 hours of additional focus coursework or general electives.
|PT 7724||Ministry in Under-Resourced Communities||3 hrs|
|ME 7722||Studies in Reconciliation||2 hrs|
|ME 8815||Ethnicity: Modes of Inquiry and Analysis||3 hrs|
|CO 6650||Multicultural Issues in Counseling||3 hrs|
|ST 7715||Political Theologies||3 hrs|
|ST 7710||Biblical and Theological Anthropology: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality||3 hrs|
|PT 7842||Understanding the Urban World: A Sociological Analysis||2 hrs|
|ME 8312||Christian Encounter with World Religions||3 hrs|