Understanding the Church’s Contexts CHM569 / B

Instructor: Andy Brubacher Kaethler, PhD

This course examines the contexts of the missional congregation or other church institution — its immediate environs as well as the larger political, cultural, and global milieu — for the purpose of the church engaging those contexts with the gospel. The course will apply the same sociological, anthropological, and theological analyses in North American cultures that have been used in understanding contexts around the world. Methods for researching congregations will be taught and practiced.