FCS4110 Methods & Skills for Faith Community Services

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Ken Larimore

Course Description:

This course focuses on development of effective communication skills as they relate to Faith Community Services relationships and professional practice. Learn to apply Biblical standards to practice especially in regard to diverse populations. Cultural sensitivity and professional self-awareness will also be components of the course.

How This Course Benefits Students:

After successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 1) Develop practice methods and skills that will be used to successful work with clients; 2) Demonstrate knowledge and an ability to apply practice skills to the Faith Community setting; 3) Utilize the knowledge learned to understanding the impact of oppression and discrimination on diverse peoples individual and collective functioning; and apply to practice a framework of knowledge, theory, values, and skills for spiritually-sensitive Faith Community Service.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will provide practice methods and skills to the Faith Community Services profession. It will also provide an awareness of how to refer and or work in collaboration with public and private social services in the community that are available to meet the needs of at-risk populations affected by various social problems. Students will be provided with assignments and learning experiences, which will foster the development of important core competencies in developing the Faith Community Services in a ministry context.