FCS3400 Intersection of Faith and Community Services

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Curt Watke

Course Description:

When human needs across the globe are overwhelming, what should the Christian response be? This course explores practical implications of the intersection of gospel-centered witness, the kingdom of God, and the mission of God for community service. Biblical, practical, and evangelistic foundations of community service in compassion ministries, social justice and reform, and social change and transformation will be examined.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Overwhelming global human needs are a given. But what is the response to the needs that God calls his people to accomplish? Formulating biblical outcomes is essential to the fulfillment of lifelong service in the mission of God. Understanding the range of responses that arise from across the Christian spectrum is crucial to finding ones place on that continuum.

Why This Course Is Important:

With overwhelming human needs around the globe, missional practitioners need to know how to integrate their faith with their community service. This course brings together the writings of academic practitioners in holistic mission with the opportunity for students to create their own biblically-based faith and action statements to guide their missional practice.