Pastoral Ethics: Biblical Ethics for a Global Church equips pastors and Christian leaders to lead their communities in responding to diverse and pressing ethical issues facing the global church. We unfold a biblical-theological ethic that equips leaders to provide missional leadership, to offer biblically grounded discipleship, and to nourish ethical ministry practices. We explore biblical ethics with attention to the diverse contexts of the global church, acknowledging that this multicultural theological effort is incomplete. We consider pastoral ethics in four dimensions:
1. A biblical-theological approach to ethics;
2. Safe ministry: we learn practices and protocol for ethical and healthy ministry;
3. Issues relating to pastoral counselling: Sexuality, abortion, euthanasia;
4. Issues relation to pastoral leadership: Systemic and historical issues: creation care, first nations/settler relations, race.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Winter 2021. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you may appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator for permission to take the course by using the recordings.
On Campus: A limited number of seats are available for on-campus participation in this course. If you wish to attend class on campus, you must register by November 29 and indicate your preference for on-campus instruction.