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Congregations in the 21st Century

The 21st century cultural context brings major challenges to the primary form of religious association in American life, the congregation. This course explores inherited assumptions, structures, and patterns of Christian congregational life in light of today’s new apostolic environment. Biblical and theological perspectives on missional ecclesiology offer a framework for renewing congregational identity and practice. Students critically engage insights from organizational, leadership, and innovation theory with an eye toward leading local churches deeper into participation in the triune God’s mission.

Dates: June 2-6
Location: Chicago
Instructor: The Rev. Dwight Zscheile
Course number:  MN4162, MN5162

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