SAMPLE ECD (Expanded Course Description)
ML583 A & B: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: IMPLICATIONS FOR MINISTRY (4units)
This course is part of the MA in Global Leadership two week Seminar 2 in Pasadena.
ML565A (2 units) is week 1 of the two week Seminar 2 in Pasadena: ML565B (2 units) is online in the following quarter.
(2 units) is week 2 of the two week Seminar 2 in Pasadena: ML583B (2
units) is online in the following quarter.
course sequence primarily serves as a capstone to the cohort portion of the
Master of Arts in Global Leadership. Students will be required to demonstrate
competencies consistent with the stated learning outcomes of the MAGL degree
through a combination of discussions, small group projects, presentations,
reading reports, field trips and a final integrative paper. They will have the
opportunity to reflect upon and synthesize their learning in the MAGL, to focus
on key discoveries and transformative themes that have impacted their lives and
their ministries, and to understand more deeply the implications of Christian
faith and praxis in their ministry context. The work
for this course sequence (4-units) spans 2 quarters. Part A – pre-seminar work
and in-class activities: students will meet in Pasadena for a one week campus
summation and urban experience with other cohort members; and Part B –
post-seminar work and final paper.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: As a result of
this course sequence students will have
- assessed their learning throughout the cohort
courses against their own learning plans and the stated MAGL learning outcomes;
- built on prior knowledge and synthesized all
previous coursework through the writing of an integration paper about the
transformative themes of the degree program;
- presented their learning to the class and gained
feedback from their peers;
- exegeted urban Los Angeles and a local context
from a missiological perspective;
- decided on a revised ‘community rule’ now that
the cohort portion of the program is completed.
will meet for the second week of a required two-week intensive residency for
the MA in Global Leadership from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The
course will include one traveling day (public transportation) in Los Angeles
for field education. Before the on-campus seminar, students will (1) prepare a
presentation of “their story” including an outline of their capstone writing
project; (2) read Bakke, Gorringe, and the book assigned for a panel
discussion; and (3) prepare Reading Reports on Bakke and Gorringe (see syllabus
for type of report for each book) and upload them to the Drop Box for the
seminar class before the first day of class. Sessions are designed to facilitate
student learning through discussion, clarifying lectures, opportunities to
teach, group-building exercises, field education, and collaboration on
research. ML583B will involve post-seminar readings of four texts and
completion of assignments in the students’ ministry contexts after they return
SAMPLE: Do not order books from this ECD. Check the link to the course
in the appropriate quarter for your cohort via the Registrar's Course Schedule.
1,200 pages from seven of the following
required texts not previously read:*
Bakke, Raymond J. A
Theology as Big as the City. InterVarsity Press, 1997. ISBN-13:
978-0830818907. Pub. List Price: $17.00.
Gorringe, Timothy. A
Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption.
Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0521891448. Pub List Price:
Issues Arising from
Escobar, Samuel. The
New Global Mission. InterVarsity Press, 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0830833016. Pub.
List Price: $16.00.
Ramachandra, Vinoth. Faiths
in Conflict? InterVarsity Press, 2000. ISBN-13: 978-0830815586. Pub. List
Leadership – select two from
the three texts below
Frost, Michael. Exiles:
Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture. Hendrickson, 2006. ISBN-13:
978-1565636705. Pub. List Price: $19.00.
Ra, Soong-Chan. The Next
Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. Downers
Grove, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0830833603. Pub. List Price: $12.00.
Mancini, Will. Church
Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create
Movement. Jossey-Bass, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0787996833. Pub. List Price:
Lest We Loose Sight of
Willard, Dallas. The
Great Omission. Harper San Francisco, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0060882433. Pub.
List Price: $23.99.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT (subject
to change as the course progresses):
ML583A (Summer 2013)
Seminar participation (67%
of grade) includes:
- General Participation in discussions/group work,
- Oral Presentation and Final Paper Outline (37%)
- Book Review Panel—book assigned prior to seminar
Work completed outside
of on-campus seminar:
- Urban Exegesis Papers (6-8 pages) (27%)
- Two 500-word (two-page) reading reports on
Bakke, Gorringe completed prior to seminar (6%)
ML583B (Fall 2013)
- Five 500-word (two-page) reading reports for the
remaining required texts (15%)
- Updated Learning Plan (2%)
- A Reflection Paper (3-5 pages) on MAGL Learning
- A Final Paper (25 pages) integrating the
transformative themes of the degree program (73%)
PREREQUISITES: This course sequence is only available to MA in Global
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: This
two-quarter sequence, ML583A&B, is part of the required MAGL cohort series
of courses. NO AUDITORS.
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.