The objective of this course is to help students to understand the marginalised members of society, addressing groups such as (a) women, (b) children, (c) the poor, and (d) foreigners, exploring social issues such as (a) racism, (b) sexism, (c) diaspora, and (d) poverty. In keeping with our general approach, we would attempt to understand both the contemporary and the biblical perspectives on these questions with a view towards helping Christian leaders to handle them in a way that promotes the glory of God and the good of society.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of the marginalized in your immediate community context.
  • Explore and appreciate the diversity of physical and spiritual needs represented in your own community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical theological understanding towards those who are marginalized.
  • Assess and critique programs of engaging various marginalized communities by other churches or organizations.
  • Design an intervention strategy to bring the marginalized into your community as future contributing members to God’s work and ministry.