Community Engagement: Building Communities of Shalom
This course unit explores contextual theologies of community engagement.
Students will encounter values that need to be embraced by the Church if its community engagement is to be effective. Participants will explore tools for the identification of community assets that can be drawn upon to engage with complex problems occurring within communities and thus help the whole community.
This course will be taught by significant community leaders who will share their knowledge and experience of community engagement, these include:
- Dr Ash Barker (Lead Tutor) School for Urban Leadership and Red Letter Christians UK
- Dr Sally Mann Red Letter Christians UK and Bonny Downs Community Church
- Andre Van Eymeren Centre for Building Better Community
There will also be sharing from visiting specialists including:
- Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation
- Brian McLaren BrianMcLaren.net
- Mike Royal Cinnamon Network
- Debra Green Redeeming our Communities (ROC)
Times and Dates
Friday 10 – Saturday 11 July 2020
Friday 17 – Saturday 18 July 2020
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 July 2020
£270 For the joy of learning (Audit- no coursework, just participate in the class).
£1700 Includes coursework and credit
£2250 International fees
Location This class will be run online through videoconferencing
Course Code ST7680 (Postgraduate)
Learning Site: Manchester
Revd Dr Ash Barker
Ash Barker is a pioneering urban activist, leadership developer, writer and Minister. A husband to a force of nature and Dad to 2 amazing kids, Ash spent over 25 years immersed and ministering in urban poverty contexts in his native Melbourne and Bangkok’s largest slum, before moving to Winson Green (Birmingham, UK) in 2014. In Winson Green Ash shares life from NewbiginHouse.uk and leads the School for Urban Leadership and Red Letter Christians UK.’
Dr Sally Mann
Sally Mann has a PhD in Philosophy and Theology and lectures in Sociology. She is a minister at Bonny Downs Baptist Church where she is the 4th of 5 generations of her family to stay put and serve in that East-End community.
Further postgraduate studies at Nazarene Theological College
Postgraduate studies at Nazarene Theological College are richly resourced by the academic expertise of college faculty, the remarkable diversity of our learning community, and the valuable partnership we have with The University of Manchester. Nazarene Theological College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering programmes developed by Nazarene Theological College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester.
NTC’s close partnership brings an added dimension to these awards, as postgraduate students are encouraged to make use of the breadth of resources that this world-class, Russell Group, university has to offer. All of this makes Nazarene Theological College, Manchester an attractive option for postgraduate study and research, attracting Christian educators, leaders and thinkers from around the world.
The MA in Theology (and parallel Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Theology) is a taught programme with a range of study pathways, some of which are delivered at both our Manchester and Glasgow centres. These can resource missions and ministry, support continuing professional development and act as an excellent platform for further research.