|Date||Course Code||Course Name||Professor||Syllabus|
|2017/Feb-May||UM7033 ／ UM9034||Theology of Work||Natalie Chan||Download|
|2017/03/22-01/04||UM9318||Lab I:Foundation City Studies "Manila"||Ray Bakke||Download|
|2017/05/29-06/02||WR9014||Research Bridge||Otto Lui||---|
|2017/06/05-09||UM7173/UM9174||Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace||Paul Stevens, Alvin Ung||Download|
|2017/10/09-20||UM9328||Lab II: Advance City Studies "India"||Ray Bakke||---|
The above may be subject to change without prior notice.
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.
Lab I: Foundation City Studies
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.
This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposal for doctoral programs. Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced for their preparation of dissertation. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study.
Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace
This course will explore the integration of spirituality and work (including business, trades, professional work, volunteer services and public services). It draws a contrast with the dualistic approach (where the upper level is for the contemplative and the lower level for people engaging in a societal occupation) and the compartmentalization of Sunday from Monday. Therefore, a fully biblical spiritual theology will be discovered as both applied and practical.
Lab II: Advance City Studies
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.