PCM 512 Ministry As Profession In A Changing World
Faculty: Paul J Kirbas, D.Min, PhD (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
In a carefully constructed analysis of what makes ministry a profession, this tutorial explores the range of definitions and their practices within the broader framework of the Church in the world. A structural and functional analysis of the profession of ministry “after the call” will constitute the primary focus of this tutorial. Components of this profession such as status, education, training, regulations and protocol, privilege, power, and stability will be carefully analyzed. It must be emphasized that this tutorial focuses upon the concept and practice of ministry “after the call,” thereby avoiding theological controversy in deference to the social and professional character of ministry.