2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PRM 572 - Urban Mission Practicum


3 hours
This is a hybrid course where online content and on‐site experience are combined in a 5‐day practicum conducted at the Urban Mission Center in St Louis area and Benton Park West neighborhood in partnership with the Salvation Army.  Benton Park West has a good blend of urban life (density, diversity, and disparity) to submerge into for practicing theory and principles learned in Urban Studies. The course will look at neighborhoods, areas of marginalization, areas of conflict and identified sacred spaces. Time will be given for discussion and study on the Urban Millennium and how it impacts the region, city and neighborhood and how the church has been impacted. While present in the community, students will learn and practice the 6 postures for creating and practicing missional community (Thin Places) and will spend time daily in the urban garden for spiritual reflection. CS