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. The Mosaic Fellowship (an intentionally multiracial formation group that focuses on the biblical calling of reconciliation), Faith Alive (a college-seminary student group that focuses on serving under-resourced communities), and the Social Justice Living-Learning Floor (a dormitory floor that houses single students seeking to grow in the biblical understanding and practice of social justice) all offer rich and varied opportunities for learning and serving. Finally, Trinity has been actively collaborating with CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) and North Lake County churches to create field education and internship opportunities for those who want to actively serve in under-resourced communities while doing their course work.
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|