Do you wish to see more love and justice in the world today? Our Social Principles offer guidance in how and where the people called Methodist engage the world in issues of justice. “Justice in Everyday Life” is a new online course based on The Social Principles of The United Methodist Church. It is open to everyone and it is also recognized as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministry. Course fee is $25. The course will run from September 6 through October 3.
At the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the relationship of the Social Principles to the Bible and their roots in the Wesleyan tradition as expressed through The United Methodist Church as a “means of grace”
- Describe key positions of the Social Principles addressing The Natural World, The Nurturing Community, The Social Community, The Economic Community, The Political Community, and The World Community and correlate their statements with the lived out practice of ministry for individuals and local churches
- Create a hospitable climate for teaching and practicing the Social Principles
Participants must be very comfortable with using a computer (email, using text dialog boxes, understanding and following links) to be successful in this course. Learners can expect to spend 2.5 to 3 hours per week in course activities.
More information and a link to register is available here. You will need to register on our online learning ministry site (free). Questions can be answered by Dr. Christine Harman.