MTM 509: Christian Community Development and the Social Justice Tradition

Course Description

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of Christian community development in an increasingly interconnected, urban world.  Course topics include: relocation, racism, reconciliation, redistribution, community asset mapping and other Christian community development principles. This course also helps students understand a range of social justice traditions including the Black church, the Brown church, Rescue Missions, the Salvation Army, Global Justice traditions and others.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate the eight principles of Christian community development.
  2. Reflect on the complexities of relocation, racism, reconciliation and redistribution
  3. Create a community assessment for a neighborhood including an asset map and needs assessment.
  4. Compare social justice traditions including the Black church, the Brown church, Rescue Missions, the Salvation Army, Global Justice traditions among others.
  5. Apply the principles of Christian community development and social justice traditions into a personal reflection paper and an organizational strategy paper.

Syllabus

Course Materials & Fees:

Gordon, W., Perkins, J. M., & Claiborne, S. (2013). Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development (1 edition). IVP Books. ISBN: 0830837566
$12.99

Student-Selected Book (pick from this list)

$15.00 (estimate)

Tuition

$750.00

Total Cost of Course

$777.99