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Upcoming Courses

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

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

2022/Jul 4-8

Mon - Fri

9am - 5pm

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. 

UM7173/UM9174 Taking Your Soul to Work:Experiencing God in the Marketplace (Online Course: ZOOM)

2022/ Aug 8-12

Mon - Fri

9am-5pm

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 with the 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.

UM7093/UM9094 Business As Mission: Theory and Practice

2022/ Sep 6 - Dec 13

Tuesday

7:00-9:30pm

Professors: Otto Lui,  

Natalie Chan

The history of Business As Mission (BAM) can be traced back to 18th century. Following the changing landscape of the mission field, traditional mission model is becoming more difficult. It is estimated that BAM as a rapid emerging mission model will be widely adopted in 10/40 window. This course will provide biblical foundation, mission theory, principles and case studies in Asia, of BAM. through instruction of theory and introduction of good practices, to help the students to prepare for launching BAM in future.

UM7243/UM9244 Transformative Learning:
Individual, Organization & Society

2022/ Sep 1 - Dec 15

Thursday

7:00-9:30pm

Professor: Chi Hing Kee

The course starts with introduction to the latest transformative learning theories from scholars. Then the bilical cases on individual transformation such as the prophets and societal transformation level such as the exile, and the Jesus movement are analyzed through the lens of the theoretical framework of transformative learning. Finally, contemporary local cases of transformation by Christians in individual, organization and society level are reviewed and reflected. Transformative learning fits in practical theology. The students have to participate in transformative effort operated by others, or initiate they own small scale transformation projects. Then they have to reflect on their experiences, and revise the practices based on the insights developed. 

UM9328 Lab 2 Advance City Studies -
Middle Eastern Cities

2022/ Oct 16-30

Professors: Otto Lui, 

Natalie Chan

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. 

UM7043/UM9044 Missional Church

2023/ Jan 16-20

Mon - Fri

8am - 5pm

Professor: Fai Luk

This course surveys the theology of mission and of the church, integrating biblical teaching into field work experiences. It then explores how local churches implement their theology in building the church. 

UM9104 Leadership Assessment

2023/ Feb - May

Weekday

Professor: Otto Lui

This course helps a leader to identify his/her position along the leadership development spectrum. The curriculum is based on the Leadership Emergence Theory developed by J.R. Clinton in the 1980s. The theory specifies six stages of leadership development and is still widely used to equip mission leaders. It has also been turned into an assessment tool. 

UM7033/UM9034 Theology of Work

2023/ Feb - May

Weekday

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. 

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/UM9994 Introduction to Practical Theology

2023/ Jul 24-28

Mon - Fri

9am - 5pm

Professor: Sarah Shea

This course aims to introduce the development of practical theology and invite students to explore how to participate critically in this theological research in the context of Hong Kong. Its goals include providing students with tools for theological reflection in serving the church and society and training students to use critical analytical skills to reflect on the relationship between Christian tradition and the contemporary world.

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.