OMSC@PTS’s new digital curriculum seeks to train a new generation of OMSC global partners to better observe and share how God is at work in their particular social and cultural contexts. Delivered fully online over the course of an academic year, participants will earn a certificate in Lived Theology and World Christianity. The curriculum brings together video lectures, online seminars, personal mentoring, and collaborative workshops to provide participants the tools and support they need to plan and execute their own lived theology projects in a digital community of practice and theological reflection.
Lived theology is an emerging subdiscipline at the intersection of sociological, anthropological, and theological research that seeks to discern and articulate how God is present and engaged in and through the lived experiences of the church. We believe it is a promising paradigm for the multidisciplinary fields of Mission Studies, World Christianity, and Intercultural Theology.
In keeping with OMSC’s legacy, our new digital curriculum and certificate will engage in God’s mission and amplify the voices of the World Christian movement by:
- …equipping our global partners around the world with the skills and sensitivity to discern God’s presence at work in the social, cultural, political, and spiritual contexts in which they are engaged.
- …articulating meaningful theological insights that are life-giving for their communities and enriching for the world Christian movement.
- …strengthening the capacities of congregations and ministries around the world to better participate in and bear witness to God’s reign in their cultural contexts.
APPLICATIONS TO JOIN OUR INAUGURAL COHORT FOR THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE SPRING, 2022.