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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faith Seeking Justice, Christian Leadership Certificate

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The Faith Seeking Justice – Christian Leadership Certificate Program is a three-year cohort program that integrates knowing, being and doing. Its aim is to prepare and empower leaders for the 21st century church who are committed to spiritual depth and social justice as integral aspects of the church’s ministry in a global context. The curricular component involves six religion courses fulfilling requirements for a minor in religion. To complement the curricular requirements with practical experience, students in the program will participate in co-curricular activities related to the themes of Spiritual Formation, Leadership Development and Doing Justice in a three-year cycle. Examples of co-curricular activities that may be approved for this program include covenant groups, meeting with a professional or spiritual mentor, participating in local, national and/or international service-learning opportunities, attendance at conferences or retreats, taking leadership roles in on-campus groups or events and internships. Students will be expected to participate in 10 hours of approved co-curricular activities each semester while they are in the program.

Courses Required

Every effort should be made to take the courses in the order presented below, as part of a cohort over six consecutive semesters. Where necessary some substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students completing these requirements will have fulfilled requirements for the Religion minor.

Total: 12 credits

Students wishing to build the Faith Seeking Justice – Christian Leadership Certificate may count no more than 12 hours from the above toward the requirements for the Religion major.

Co-curricular Requirements

Theme Documented Hours
Spiritual Formation 20*
Leadership Development 20*
Doing Justice 20*
Total: 60 hours

*Students are responsible for ensuring that their hours of participation in co-curricular activites are approved as fitting practical experience for the co-curricular theme and documented with the program director in a timely manner.

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