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2017-18 Academic Year

Sem. on Ordained Ministry

Teacher: Kent Branstetter

Required Summer Reading:

Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, by William H. Willimon, Abingdon Press, 2002.


Part One: Theory Guiding Ministry

1.1 The Scope of the Field Sep 9

1.2 Dispositions and Habits Sep 16

1.3 Community of Ministers Sep 23

1.4 Kenosis, Theosis, & Covenants Sep 30

Part Two: Praxis toward Ministry

2.1 Drama, Silence and Glory Oct 7

2.2 Gratitude in the Trenches Oct 14

2.3 Leadership and Ministry Oct 21

2.4 Practicals: Vestry Oct 28

2.5 Collaboration of Bishop, Priests, and Deacons Nov 4

Part Three: Penultimate Changes

3.1 Unnecessary Ministry? What’s Next? Nov 18

3.2 Mission Field Dec 2

3.3 A Future - Open for Imagination Dec 9

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