Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes (IFD Certification in Ministry with People with Disabilities)
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This is the second of four courses in the Ministry with People with Disabilities. In this course we will expand on what we began learning in course one of this certification process. Through this course, students will be provided a theological foundation for the practice of ministry, relating theology to relevant issues of disability and faith development. Students will be engaged in theological reflection relating to tradition, experience, and exploration of the theology of disability. Students will study various theologies and will be asked to incorporate their own denominational theology into the conversation and into their weekly papers. Focus will be on a theology of hospitality towards those with a variety of disabilities. Students will be engaged in theological reflection relating to tradition, experience and exploring the theology of disability.
Students are required to have the following book for this class; a list of additional resources will be provided.
- Redefining Perfect: The Interplay Between Theology and Disability by Amy E. Jacobe, Nick Palermo
- The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability, by Nancy L. Eiesland
- Vulnerable Communion: Theology of Disability and Hospitality, by Thomas E. Reynolds
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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About the Instructor
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Communications. In 2015 Harriet completed her Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology (https://cst.edu/).
Harriet’s early days in ministry revolved around Christian program development for children, youth, and young adults. Her ministry work started as a volunteer in her local church, which then led to paid staff positions in churches. Since July of 2015, she has been appointed as a licensed local pastor.
Harriet continues to be an advocate for People with Disabilities, Caregivers, First Responders, Veterans, and their families.
Harriet currently offers a free resource called Creative Adventures Through the Bible. You can sign up for the resource at The Lighthouse Design Studio: https://thelighthouse-design-studio.mn.co/