Listening by Design: People-Centered Research for Effective Ministry

May 17–May 21 8:30AM–11:30AM
APPL 521 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)

Course Description

How do we listen well to people in the communities where we live and work? How can we gain a deeper understanding of their key issues and challenges? And how do we apply what we’ve learned to our ministry, whether in the church or the marketplace? Join us as we bring a structured approach to these questions, drawing on biblical and theological reflection, case studies, and practical tools and strategies that apply to local and global contexts. This course is relevant for church leaders, cross-cultural workers, ministry personnel, organizational leaders, teachers, and students interested in exploring people-centred research methods. 

Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Summer 2021. If you are not able to attend the live online classes because of time zone differences, be aware that recordings of each class will also be made available on the course Moodle site until Midnight PDT on the second Saturday after the course.

On Campus: A limited number of seats may be available to Canadian residents for on-campus participation in this course. If you are interested in attending class on campus, you must indicate your preference for on-campus instruction when you register. If you have been given an on-campus seat, you will be notified shortly after April 6. On-campus student lists will be finalized one week before this course begins. Participants of in-person courses will be required to follow Regent College protocols related to COVID-19, which will include such things as maintaining social distance and wearing masks and/or face shields.

This course is also offered as INDS 521

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There are no prerequisites for this course.