Gender and Ministry

January 7, 2019 - April 10, 2019

Gender and Ministry

How does gender matter in the practice of ministry? What is the function of gender in the theological thinking of the church? To explore these questions and others related to the role of social location in pastoral theology, this course will examine biblical, historical and theological sources on perceptions and roles of women and men and transgendered(ing) persons in the church. This course reflects the issues and concerns of women, men and the LGBTQ community serving together in ministry.(3.0 CEUs)

Topics include

  • the debate on gender differences
  • how various feminist theologies (womanist, mujerista, minjung, etc.) inform practice
  • ordination and the authorization of women’s ministries, the “stained glass ceiling”
  • how to minister with all people in a way that is liberating, empowering, and consistent with Christian discipleship and community.

COST $150 to $684 (Fee structure below)
INSTRUCTORS Rev. Dr. Linda Yates
WHEN January 7 to April 10, 2019
TIMES Participate online at the time(s) you prefer each week
LOCATION Online (asynchronous)
REGISTER Contact our Academic Office: [email protected] or
Register online through Eventbrite, depending on the option you choose (see below)

Fee Structure

  • $150 to participate in online learning only. Submitted assignments will not be returned or assessed. No consultation with the instructor is available via email, telephone, or office hours. No transcript is provided. For this option, register on Eventbrite
  • $513 to audit (past graduates of AST only). Participants may submit assignments and receive assessments. No consultation with the instructor is available via email, telephone, or office hours. Audit will be recorded on your transcript. For this option, contact the Academic Office ([email protected])
  • $684 to participate fully and receive credit. Must enroll or already be enrolled in a graduate studies program at AST.For this option, contact the Academic Office ([email protected])