Integrative Seminar (M.Div and MA PPL)
Dates: September 11, 2023 - December 15, 2023 on Mondays
Time: 2:00 pm for 3 hours
As students in the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Pastoral and Public Leadership programs enter their final year of study at Vancouver School of Theology, this seminar course creates space for integration and summation of their learning. To facilitate their transition into the realm of professional and accountable ministry or public leadership, including spiritual care, there will be opportunity for integrative theological reflection on students’ overall studies in a peer learning setting. Particular attention will be paid to key areas of practical theology including identity, personal theology, and context. As students prepare to demonstrate their overall learning through summative projects or papers, this course will strengthen their ability to write and speak theologically, while integrating their prior learning through academic study, spiritual development and practice-based preparation for ministry or Christian leadership in community.
Prerequisites: This course is available only to students who are in the penultimate semester of the MDiv or the MAPPL programs (including Spiritual Care students) and who are expecting to move forward with the Ministry Integration Paper or the Capstone Project and Paper. For more information on those assignments, see ‘Program Planning Forms’ on the VST website. It is expected that MDiv students will have completed, or be in the process of completion, their required Denominational Studies courses before taking this course.