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)
This is the second of four courses in the Ministry with People with Disabilities. In this course we will expand on what we started 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 exploring the theology of disability.
Students are required to have the following book for this class; a list of additional resources will be provided.
- A Gentle Touch, by David A. Pailin
- 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.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin serves as a Local Pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business of Science in Administration/ Management, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Harriet graduated in 2015 with her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology.
Harriet has been in ministry in faith communities for nearly 20 years, which includes being involved with children, youth, young adults, adults and those with disabilities. She has also been a caregiver for both her mom and her husband. As a pastor, she offers caregiver support to the community she serves.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries