L1.10 Ethics & a Life of Meaning

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

This course serves as an introductory study on the methods and practices of Christian Ethics.The discipline of ethics is about the study and discernment of “good” in our corporate and personal lives. How we approach the process of determining what is “good” is the practice of ethical reflection. In the Christian tradition, this process is informed by our understanding of who God is and how we understand God to be in relationship to the world.This course has two primary goals–to provide learners with the necessary tools to engage in ethical reflection on a personal level, and to equip them with the skills necessary to facilitate ethical reflection within their communities of faith or other settings in which they are engaged.




This course is designed to address the following Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers:

Personal and Professional Formation for Ministry
6. Demonstrated moral maturity, including integrity in personal and public life and responsibility to self, family, church, and community. 

The ability:
8. to engage in self-reflection and to seek and use feedback from others appropriately.
9. to engage productively in public discourse, expecting to grow and be transformed through the exchange of viewpoints.
11. to listen empathically, communicate appropriately, and keep appropriate confidences. 

Knowledge and Skills for Ministry, General Knowledge and Skills
12. to appreciate, practice, and pass on traditions of faith while interpreting them in light of the context of a diverse and changing world.
13. to adapt the practices of ministry to the unique social, cultural, environmental and ecclesiastical aspects of particular settings.
18. to read the contexts of a community’s ministry and creatively lead that community through change or conflict. 



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