424 – Ethics

Dates Instructor Contact Info
Summer 2023: Postponded Scot Bontrager

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This course introduces the biblical and theological bases for Christian behavior, emphasizing the pastoral skills needed for moral leadership in the congregation and community.

Students will be able to:

  1. Articulate a biblical and theological basis for ethical thinking and moral behavior and distinguish major approaches to ethical reasoning.
  2. Comprehend the relationship between their personal stories, pastoral vocation, local contexts and responsibility as moral leaders.
  3. Develop a Christian framework for moral reason and action, and apply it to the use of power and the setting of boundaries in ministry.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with and make use of the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church as a resource for ethical reflection and action.

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