Mark Lau Branson's Class Blog

Student participation in Fuller Seminary classes

• Christian Education & Ethnic Diversity

A congregation is formed through worship, study, prayer, discussion, seminars/classes, numerous actions, and engagement with their context. This is a course in Practical Theology that looks specifically at the praxis of shaping a learning community that attends to what God is doing with them and in their environment, with the purpose of participating with God’s initiatives. Our churches are increasingly culturally diverse, especially if we are paying attention to our neighbors. Topics include ecclesiology and missiology, the relationship between personal and corporate formation, intergenerational and intercultural life, multiple intelligences, social construction, and spiritual formation.

REQUIRED READING:

Branson, Mark Lau, and Juan Martínez, Churches, Cultures, & Leadership. InterVarsity Press, 2011.

Everist, Norma Cook. The Church as Learning Community. Abingdon, 2002.

Pazmino, Robert. Latin American Journey. United Church Press, 1994.

Takaki, Ronald. A Larger Memory: A History of Our Diversity, with Voices. Little, Brown, 1998. .

Wimberly, Anne Streaty. Soul Stories: African American Christian Education. Abingdon, 1994.

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