Date Course Code Course Name Professor Syllabus
2020/08/17-21 UM7993/UM9994/TH7993 Public Theology Natalie Chan/Wai Luen Kwok & other guest lecturers Download
2020/Sept -Dec UM7093/UM9094 Business As Mission: Theory and Practice Otto Lui/Natalie Chan Download
2020/Sept -Dec UM7243/UM9244 Transformative Learning: Individual, Organization and Society Chi Hing Kee Download
2020/09/17-29 UM9328 Lab 2 Advance City Studies: New York City (Cancel) Ray Bakke/Mac Pier ---
2021/01/04-08 UM9104 Leadership Assessment Otto Lui ---
2021/01/18-22 UM7043/UM9044 Missional Church Fai Luk ---
2021/Feb-May UM7033/UM9034 Theology of Work Natalie Chan ---
2021/04/06-17 UM9318 Lab1: Foundation City Studies – Manila Natalie Chan ---
2021/05/03-05 WR9014 Research Bridge II (For students who plan to graduate in 2022) Otto Lui/Natalie Chan ---
2021/06/28-07/02 WR9014 Research Bridge I (For students who have just started the program) Otto Lui/Natalie Chan ---
2021/07/26-30 UM7263/UM9264 Ministering to the Marginalized : Holistic Approach & Practice Ada Li ---
2021/Sept -Dec UM7013/UM9014 Introduction to Global Urban Ministry Philip Tang ---
2021/10/17-30 UM9328 Lab 2 Advance City Studies – Middle Eastern cities Otto Lui/Natalie Chan ---

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The above may be subject to change without prior notice. 

 

Aug17-21, 2020
UM7993/UM9994/TH7993
Public Theology
This course introduces the development of public theology and critically discusses its relevance to churches in Hong Kong and the greater China.

Sept-Dec, 2020
UM7093/9234
Business As Mission: Theory and Practice
This course is to enable deeper understanding of the theology of work. Marketplace ministry is a service to God and creates a new connection between the church and the world. It applies biblical principles in different contexts. Together with teachings on leadership, it provides a conceptual framework and practical tools for those who do business as a mission. 

Sept-Dec, 2020
UM7243/9094
Transformative Learning: Individual, Organization and Society
The course starts with introduction to the latest transformative learning theories from scholars. Then the biblical cases on individual transformation such as the prophets and societal transformation level such as the exile, and the Jesus movement are analyzed through the lens of the theoretical framework of transformative learning. Finally, contemporary local cases of transformation by Christians in individual, organization and society level are reviewed and reflected. Transformative learning fits in practical theology. The students have to participate in transformative effort operated by others, or initiate they own small scale transformation projects. Then they have to reflect on their experiences, and revise the practices based on the insights developed.

Sept17-29, 2020
UM9328
Lab 2 Advance City Studies: New York City
This course is the second core course for the doctoral program. It explores leadership opportunities and challenges of global urban ministry in a highly dynamic context. Students will interact with Christian leaders, and engage in a dialogue with leaders with differing perspectives on contemporary issues.

Jan04-08, 2021
UM9104
Leadership Assessment
This course helps a leader to identify his/her position along the leadership development spectrum. The curriculum is based on the Leadership Emergence Theory developed by J.R. Clinton in the 1980s. The theory specifies six stages of leadership development and is still widely used to equip mission leaders. It has also been turned into an assessment tool.

Jan18-22, 2021
UM7043/UM9044
Missional Church
This course surveys the theology of mission and of the church, integrating biblical teaching into field work experiences. It then explores how local churches implement their theology in building the church.

Feb-May, 2021
UM7033/9034
Theology of Work
This course explores the meaning and ministry of work which engages people for most of their waking hours. The approach taken is biblical and theological. Issues will also be studied from a contextual perspective, and with an integrative framework. Having a theology of work is critical for both lay Christians at work and pastors. The challenges of equipping the saints include empowering people for service at where they are called.

Apr06-17, 2021
UM9318
Lab1: Foundation City Studies – Manila
This course is compulsory for the doctoral program. It focuses on perspective shifts of leadership, character development of leaders and the creation of culture and ethos.The curriculum includes case studies, an international learning experience, daily and on-site observation of urban ministry models and integrated debriefings incorporated in cities. Students will learn to identify issues (urbs, anima, civitas), historical influences, and to reflect on the construction of networks and associations within a city, as well as ethnic and class issues. 

May03-05, 2021
WR9014
Research Bridge II (For students who plan to graduate in 2022)
This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs. Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study. 

Jun28-Jul02, 2021
WR9014
Research Bridge I (For students who have just started the program)
This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs. Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study. 

Jul28-30, 2021
UM7263/9264
Ministering to the Marginalized : Holistic Approach & Practice
The course explores from the biblical perspective on how to care for the poor and the outcast so as to develop respective strategies. It also helps those who serve the poor to reflect on their ministry and their own spiritual life, hoping to inspire further the participants' mind and heart for a more sustainable ministry poor.

Sept-Dec, 2021
UM7013/UM9014
Introduction to Global Urban Ministry
This course aims to help students inhabit a biblical theological vision for life in the marketplace. It will seek to locate an understanding of ministry in the marketplace within the wider context of God’s mission, and the mission and ministry of the church in the world.

Oct17-30, 2021
UM9328
Lab 2 Advance City Studies – Middle Eastern cities
This course is the second core course for the doctoral program. It explores leadership opportunities and challenges of global urban ministry in a highly dynamic context. Students will interact with Christian leaders, and engage in a dialogue with leaders with differing perspectives on contemporary issues.