Travelling Marketplace Immersion
First and foremost, this course is intended to inspire and challenge students as they encounter and engage men and women in the work place. We will learn together from the people we visit, written and media resources, course leaders, and each other. The goal is to develop an appreciation for and theological understanding of ministry in the work place. We will build a theological, spiritual and practical foundation for God’s full-time call on the Christian in the marketplace. While of primary interest to the student intending or contemplating a return to the marketplace, this course will also be useful to people going into church leadership with an equipping interest. A collateral benefit to participants in this size-limited course with five hours of time together each day of a week (during the second reading break) is the building of community as we travel with, engage with, share meals with, teach and learn from each other.
This is not an internship-style immersion. Instead, each day, we will gather together at 9:00 a.m., travel to our host’s place of work, and interview and engage with our host for about two hours. On most days we will visit two or three sites. On one day we will share a meal together and have student presentations (drawing on both written resources and the weekly interviews). Students will be responsible for preparing a research/integrative paper on a selected topic and presenting the paper to the rest of the class in a discussion format. The student will also prepare a final reflective/integrative paper where the student will reflect on the daily interviews, the presentation discussions and the readings to assess personal learning and application.
- This immersion does not complete the seminar requirement for Marketplace Theology concentration
- This course fulfills the Field Immersion requirement for the Marketplace concentration and the Field Education requirement for the Applied Theology concentration.
- Those who have already completed APPL 692: Marketplace Field Immersion may also take this course.
- Students from out-of-town may waive the introductory meeting with consultation with the professor.