Sexuality Education, Ethics and Ministry CSOC 502
Room - SEM HALL 205
NOTICE - ALL reading is to be completed prior to the 1st class meeting and ALL assignments must be turned in on time. You must be present for the entirety of the course or you will be asked to drop.
Fri Jan 15 9am- 8pm and Sat Jan 16 9am-2pm
Fri Jan 22 9am - 8pm and Sat Jan 23 9am-2pm
The course provides a solid foundation in Christian sexual ethics, sexuality education and ministry skills for clergy and religious professionals. The course begins with an assessment of personal sexual history and values as a baseline for addressing a broad range of sexuality issues as they arise in the context of ministry including understandings of sexuality and scripture and denominational policies that serve as sources for Christian sexual ethics and teachings. Additionally, there will be a concentration on youth development and ministry. The pedagogy of the course will offer opportunities for the development of skills to provide sexuality-related education, counseling, preaching, and witnessing on justice issues in one’s faith community. This course fulfills the UMC requirement for a course in sexuality ethics.