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For the other courses in Bethel, please refer to Semester Timetable

2023

UM7033/UM9034 Theology of Work

2023/ Feb - May

Tue

7pm - 9:30pm

Professor: Natalie Chan

This course explores the meaning and ministry of work which engages people for most of their waking hours. The approach taken is biblical and theological. Issues will also be studied from a contextual perspective, and with an integrative framework. Having a theology of work is critical for both lay Christians at work and pastors. The challenges of equipping the saints include empowering people for service at where they are called. 

UM7993-8/UM9994-8 Church Renewal and Transformation (Online ZOOM course)

2023/ Feb - May

Thu

8:30am - 11:00am

Professor: Matthew Lui

This course explores how every believer experiences renewal and transformation with the church. Courses take a number of different approaches, including: theological, biblical, descriptive, and practical. The church is the body of Christ, and every believer in the church is also a part of the body. Therefore, how we understand self-improvement and construct theology is very important to the transformation and renewal of the church.

UM9318 Lab 1 Foundation City Studies - Manila

2023/ Apr 10-22

Professor: Natalie Chan

This course is compulsory for the doctoral program. It focuses on perspective shifts of leadership, character development of leaders and the creation of culture and ethos. The curriculum includes case studies, an international learning experience, daily and on-site observation of urban ministry models and integrated debriefings incorporated in cities. Students will learn to identify issues (urbs, anima, civitas), historical influences, and to reflect on the construction of networks and associations within a city, as well as ethnic and class issues. 

​WR9014 Research Bridge II
(For Students who plan to graduate in 2024)

2023/ May 3-5

Wed - Fri

Professors: Otto Lui,

Natalie Chan

This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs. Quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study. 

UM7263/UM9264 Ministering to the Marginalized – Holistic Approach & Practice

2023/ Jun 5-9

Mon - Fri

Professors: Ada Li

The course explores from the biblical perspective on how to care for the poor and the outcast so as to develop respective strategies. It also helps those who serve the poor to reflect on their ministry and their own spiritual life, hoping to inspire further the participants' mind and heart for a more sustainable ministry poor.

WR9014 Research Bridge I
 (For students who have just started the program)

2023/ Jul 3-7

Mon - Fri

Professors: Otto Lui, 

Natalie Chan

This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs. Quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study. 

​UM7993-7/UM9994-7 Introduction to Practical Theology
[Advanced] (Online ZOOM course)

2023/ Jul 17-18 (Mon,Tue)

            Jul 20-21 (Thu,Fri)

           Jul 24-28 (Mon-Fri)

2pm - 6pm

Professor: Sarah Shea

Practical Theology is a discipline specializing in the study of faith practice. This course aims to establish master's degree or above students' mastery and application of Practical Theology reflection method, especially suitable for believer leaders who wish to systematically understand, critique, reflect, and renew their faith practice. .

 

*Different from the TH2993-6/TH-6993-6 basic course, the UM7993-7/UM9994-7 advanced course participants will have the opportunity to apply the Practical Theology introspection method to study a local faith practice under the guidance.

UM7223/UM9224 Workplace Ethics -Choosing the good in a complex world

2022/ Sep - Dec

Weekday

Professors: Ricky Szeto, 

Natalie Chan

This course integrates the theory and practice of Christian ethics. The course ends with a session considering effective ways of preaching on ethics. The course aims to develop in students mature and well-informed habits in moral thinking, appreciation and judgment, and equips them for teaching, pastoral ministry and Christian living. 

UM7013/UM9014 Introduction to Global Urban Ministry

2022/ Sep - Dec

Weekday

Professors: Philip Tang

This introductory course is an overview of topics, philosophical and theological studies that are relevant to the global urban ministry. Students will learn from site visits and understand the nature of infrastructural support and accountability in practice.

UM9328-1 Advance City Studies Lab II - Middle East Cities

2023/ Oct 16-29

Professors: Otto Lui

This Course is the second core course for the doctoral program. It explores leadership opportunities and challenges of global urban ministry in a highly dynamic context. Students will interact with Christian leaders, and engage in a dialogue with leaders with differing perspectives on contemporary issues. 

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UM7993-6/ UM9994-6 The Development of 21st Century Church - Multiplication Theory and Practice

2024/ Jan 8-12
Mon - Fri

Professors:Otto Lui, 
Natalie Chan

This course is based on the "pastoral cycle" as method of practical theology. By discussing church planting and church development theories, sharing different church development model experiences in the form of cases, group discussions and reflections, the strategic direction that is in line with the biblical foundation and today's environment.

UM7123/ UM9124 Leadership: Theory & Practice in            Christian Perspectives 

2024/ Feb-May

​Weekday

Professors: Otto Lui

This course is to learn about leadershiptheories developed in the past two centuries in the western political and business sectors.The focus is shifting from leader-centric to a leader-followers collaborative approach inunderstanding the leadership as a process in a
global setting. The more is to analyze from a Christian perspective practically.

UM7113/ UM9114 Marketplace Theology & Ministry

2024/ Feb-May

Weekday

Professors: Natalie Chan

The undergraduate course is dominated by biblical theology, helping believers to establish a vision of workplace life, understand the position of workplace ministry in the broader and grander mission of God, the mission of the church and ministry, and be able to show and develop in their own context.

​WR9014 Research Bridge II
(For Students who plan to graduate in 2025)

2024/ May 1-3
Wed - Fri

Professors: Otto Lui,
Natalie Chan

This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs.Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study.

WR9014 Research Bridge I
(For students who have just started the program)

2024/ July 1-5
Mon - Fri

Professors: Otto Lui,
Natalie Chan

This course serves students in designing their dissertation proposals for doctoral programs.Qualitative and quantitative research will be introduced. This course should be taken in the first phrase of the study.

UM7083/ UM9084 Mercy & Justice

2024/ July 22-26
Mon - Fri

Professors:
Raymond Kwong 

This course will explore the biblical and theological perspectives on "poverty and injustice", in order to explore the difference between Christian volunteer work and    non-Christian volunteer work.

UM7173/ UM9174 Taking Your Soul to Work: Experience God in the Marketplace ​

2024/ Aug 5-9
Mon - Fri

Professors: Paul Stevens,
Natalie Chan

This course will explore the integration of spirituality and work (including business,trades, professional work, volunteer services and public services). It draws a contrast withthe dualistic approach (where the upper level is for the contemplative and the lower level for people engaging in a societal occupation) and the compartmentalization of Sunday from Monday. Therefore, a fully biblical spiritual theology will be discovered as both applied and practical.

2024
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