Speaking the Gospel in Public
Exercising the Voice of Faith
Christianity in America is at a turning point. Old models of doing and being the church are being replaced with new ones. The place of Christianity in the personal, social, political, and institutional life of America continues to decrease. Advances in technology and changes to education demand diverse and innovative modes of communication. Pluralism is an undeniable reality, and any effort directed toward justice and transformation must engage different communities and different understandings of the common good.
In light of these realities, it is necessary for faith leaders to engage in Christian reflection, proclamation, and action in a way that moves beyond the four walls of the church. The purpose of Speaking the Gospel in Public is to equip pastors, laypeople, and community activists to engage the Church’s theology and practice in arenas beyond its four walls in pursuit of justice and transformation in culture and society.
About This Registration
Speaking the Gospel in Public is a course designed to equip Christians to speak and demonstrate Christ's teachings in arenas beyond the church's four walls. Those who complete this course will be able to:
- distinguish between “christendom” and “post-christendom” forms of Christianity.
- apply biblical and theological insight toreal-worldd situations.
- use social media and mass communication strategies to further Christ's ministry in the world.
This self-paced course can be completed in as little as four months or as many as twelve.