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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
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TH 565 - Theology of Family Ministry

The course concentrates on the dynamics of family and human sexuality within a Catholic theological and spiritual context as the fundamental structure of human community. The course examines the crises which threaten the integrity of family structure in the contemporary world, such as drug and alcohol abuse, and violence, as well as the particular challenges posed by non-traditional family structures. Human sexuality is examined with a view towards understanding how religious values relate to sexual development as an expression of intimacy within and outside the institution of marriage.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments:  4 Units
  • Interactivity:  Discussion Forum

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Define both traditional and non-traditional family units. 
  • Understand the impact of sexuality both within and outside of marriage. 
  • Understand the issues of ministry with adolescents. 
  • Understand how the stages of faith development impact ministry with both children and adults. 
  • Understand the unique gender-related challenges of ministry with men as a specific topic of study and, thus, its impact upon women and children. 
  • Understand the ministry needs of single people and single parents. 
  • Understand potential societal threats to the family structure. 
  • Develop an understanding of your own individual ministry style through journal entry and personal reflection. 
  • Connect Scripture with family ministry issues.

Credits: 3

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