Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Leadership in a Multicultural World - syllabus

Presbytery of San Francisco's
Education Center
Leadership Training Classes

Course Title: Leadership in a Multicultural World
March 17-18, 2017 - Friday night 7-10pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
@ the Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center and Administrative Office

Instructor:
Eric H. F. Law
760-409-2635
eric.law@kscopeinstitute.org

Course Description:
This course will increase the students’ intercultural competency for leadership in a multicultural world.
Topics to explore includes:
  • What is culture, and why are there cultural differences?
  • Cultural differences and their impacts on our congregational leadership
  • Power dynamics in multicultural environments
  • Theological reflection on leadership in a multicultural diverse context
  • Skill, models and processes for building inclusive community
  • Developing a spirituality for leadership in a diverse, changing world


Required Texts:
Eric H. F. Law, The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, Chalice Press, 1992
(Spanish version available through the Kaleidoscope Institute. Email: kscope@kscopeinstitute.org)

Recommended Resources:
Eric H. F. Law, The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed, Chalice Press, 1996

Course Requirements:
  1. Complete Required Reading
  2. Attendance at class session

Requirements:
  1. Read all required books before the start of class.
  2. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  3. Final Project:
  1. Using the skills and models from this course, create a project involving at least 8 people from diverse backgrounds in the context of your own ministry.
  2. The project needs to have the following elements:
    1. At least 3-5 hours of contact with the group.
    2. A carefully designed process using the skills and tools learned in the course.
    3. Evaluation – written and verbal from participants.
  3. Write a report and reflection:
    1. Goals and objectives of the project
    2. Detailed design outline of the session(s)
    3. Include all handouts materials used for the session(s)
    4. Summary of written evaluations
    5. A reflection on your experience (about 10 pages) as a leader that demonstrate incorporation of learning from class and reading.
Pre-Course Assignment: Read The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb. Pay attention to multicultural gatherings between now and March 17. Keep a journal of your reflections on the dynamics and concerns that you observed in multicultural gathering.


CLP/CRE Leadership Class 2016-2017 Overview

ENGLISH LANGUAGE * SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2016 – 2017 
here is a quick list of Teachers and Dates of our 2016-17
CLP/CRE & Leadership Classes

you can download forms @ http://sfeducationcenter.blogspot.com
and register with "Karl@shadley.net"
or 'Jake@firstpreshayward.com

LOCATION OF CLASS
FPCH - First Presbyterian Church Hayward
PSFEC - Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center

2016
September 23-24 Reformed Theology: Sotierology - Gregory Love (PSFEC)
October 21-22 Reformed Theology: Ecclesiology - Mark Hopkins (FPCH)
November 18-19 New Testament: Book Study - Dale Bruner (FPCH)

2017
January 27-28 Pastoral Theology - David Rohrer (FPCH)
February 24-25 New Testament Overview - Daniel Kirk (FPCH)
March 17-18 Church Leadership in Multicultural World* - Eric Law (PSFEC)

 (*The above class will be presented in Spanish and English)


April 28-29 Presbyterian Polity Today - Kamal Hassan (PSFEC)
May 19-20 Church Leadership in Current American Context - Soong-Chan Rah (FPCH)
June 23-24 Old Testament Overview - Carol Miles (PSFEC)
July 28-29 Old Testament: Book Study - Pablo Morataya (PSFEC)
August 25-26 Discipleship and Social Justice - Debra Lee (?)
September 29-30 Church History and Ethos - Gregory Love (PSFEC)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 24-25 New Testament Overview Daniel Kirk

February 24-25  we welcome Daniel Kirk to teach our New Testament overview class for the CLP/CRE program. 

Dr. Daniel Kirk Ph.D., Duke University Daniel has taught in a variety of institutions for over 10 years on the big story of the Bible and how it intersects with life, faith, and culture. He hopes his teaching and writing will help Christians express their faith in ways that lead to the greater flourishing of the world. Dr. Kirk is presently Pastoral Director at Newbigin House in San Francisco. 
This class is open to all... the class will be held at First Presbyterian Church Hayward. 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley, CA 94546 (510) 581-6203


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 18-19 New Testament: Book Study Dale Bruner

November 18 and 19th we welcome Dr. Dale Bruner as our professor for our CLP class. The class will be a book study of the Gospel of Matthew. 

Dale is considered by many scholars one of the world’s preeminent biblical scholars and teachers. The author of numerous commentaries, Dale is known for his down-to-earth style of teaching. Dale's two volume commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is seen as one of the best ever written. 

For students of the Bible getting to study under Dale Bruner should be on their bucket. This is an opportunity you do not what to miss. 

He currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary.

This Leadership/CLP class will be taught at:
First Presbyterian Church Hayward2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Friday 7-10 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Here is the rundown as far as reading and assignments.
Dale has asked that you read as much as possible  - in the following order

Dale's Commentary on Matthew Part 1 - 2004 or newer (he suggested paperback)
Dale's Commentary on Matthew Part 2 - 2004 or newer (he suggested paperback)

I would personally suggest sharing these books - for example - partner with someone and read one and than switch. Both of these commentaries I use extensively so are a great long-term purchase as well.

There will be no papers due but Karl and I will ask for a short theological reflection (1-2 pages single spaced answering the question "What did you learn about the Gospel of Matthew over this past weekend?" )
Jake-

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Reformed Theology: Soteriology - Syllabus

The class Reformed Theology: Soteriology being taught by Dr. Greg Love will be held on 
September 23 & 24. Friday, 7-10pm & Saturday 9am-4pm. Here is the syllabus for the class....

Reformed Theology: Soteriology

NOTE: The reading does not have to be done before class. Reading and papers just need to be done before October 23, 2016.

Reading:

1. Daniel Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding (2nd or 3rd edition). Read Ch. 8, “The Person and Work of Jesus Christ.”

2. Gregory Anderson Love, Love, Violence and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ. Read the whole book.

Both of these books are available through Amazon as Kindle editions. Also available as new, or as used.

Assignments:
For this section of the coursework, you will write three short papers, each one 4 pages (double spaced). The papers are due Midnight on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Paper #1: The Penal Substitutionary Theory of Atonement. Read Ch. 1 of my book, Love, Violence and the Cross. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Paper #2: The Alternative to Penal Substitution by its Sharp Critics. For this paper, write a paper similar to the first paper, on either Ch. 4 or Ch. 5 of my book. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Paper #3: Reconstructions of Traditional Views of Atonement. For this final paper, write a paper similar to the first and second papers, on one of the chapters between Chs. 7-11. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ENGLISH LANGUAGE * SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2016 – 2017 

here is a quick list of Teachers and Dates of our 2016-17
Commissioned Lay Pastor Classes

you can download forms on the right
and register with "Karl@shadley.net"
or 'Jake@firstpreshayward.com

LOCATION OF CLASS
FPCH - First Presbyterian Church Hayward
PSFEC - Presbytery of San Francisco Education Center

2016
September 23-24 Reformed Theology: Sotierology - Gregory Love (PSFEC)
October 21-22 Reformed Theology: Ecclesiology - Mark Hopkins (FPCH)
November 18-19 New Testament: Book Study - Dale Bruner (FPCH)

2017
January 27-28 Pastoral Theology - David Rohrer (FPCH)
February 24-25 New Testament Overview - Daniel Kirk (FPCH)
March 17-18 Church Leadership in Multicultural World - Eric Law (PSFEC) (This class will be presented in Spanish and English)

April 28-29 Presbyterian Polity Today - Kamal Hassan (PSFEC)
May 19-20 Church Leadership in Current American Context - Soong-Chan Rah (FPCH)
June 23-24 Old Testment Overview - Carol Miles (PSFEC)
July 28-29 Old Testament: Book Study - Pablo Morataya (PSFEC)
August 25-26 Discipleship and Social Justice - Debra Lee (?)
September 29-30 Church History and Ethos - Gregory Love (PSFEC)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gracious Leadership I

         “Good intentions are not going to create a just community.” Eric Law


The Presbytery of San Francisco 
Education Center offers
Two Weekend Workshop 
Gracious Leadership I

Using and experiencing Eric Law's book
“The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb” 

This 18 hour workshop will introduce participants to the hands-on use of the skills and tools Eric Law shares in his ground-breaking book on new ways of being a leader in diverse religious communities. This workshop will teach students how to use foundational tools/skills found in the book. These skills will enhance participants’ abilities to be effective leaders of inclusive, sustainable/missional faith communities in the 21st century. The training lays the groundwork for incubating new sustainable/missional ministries in your Presbytery. 

Weekends January 29-30 & February 5-6, 2016 
Fridays 7-10 pm & Saturdays 9 am-3 pm
Cost: $36 ($2 per hr) + $10 for workbook

You should have and be reading the book 
“The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb”

We will have copies in Spanish available at the class or by contacting Marda Stothers
The workshop will be held at the Presbytery of San Francisco's
Education Center, 545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito
Registration & Questions: Marda Stothers “mqstothers@gmail.com”

Participants for this training will be selected by date of registration and makeup of the group
Facilitated by: Kaleidoscope Catalysts
Marda Stothers, Kamal Hussan, Sally Juarez, Daniel Pinell
& Karl Shadley (Karl has worked with the Kaleidoscope Institute for 15 years and is a KI Mentor)

Who should attend: *Church leaders who what to learn new ways of creating 
just communities in diverse settings *Leaders of “1001 New Worshiping Communities”
*Those who want an introduction to the skills/tools found in Eric Law's books *Members of the Presbytery who what to build deeper relationships with others in our community.
*Moderators of: Deacons, Presbytery Committees, Working Groups

More information: www.presbyteryofsf.org & sfeducationcenter.blogspot.com