Faculty: Rev. Dr. Nick Works
The ministry of the Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center is to foster mutual trust, respect and understanding while addressing the poverty that exists on the reservation. This J-term course seeks to offer a cross-cultural opportunity for seminary students that will shed light on the role the Christian Church has played in the development of our shared story with the Lakota people both for harm and for healing. This will help students to explore their calling in ministry in this age of racial and spiritual reckoning.
Contact: Nick Works, email@example.com
Led by Dean Phil Wingeier-Rayo
Virtually visit the US-Mexico Border to learn about life and ministry on the border. Wesley students will learn about ministries in this region and the realities of global migration as well as socio-economic and religious life in this region. Participants will be exposed to the human face of migration and learn from those directly impacted by the US immigration policy. We will meet with various official and non-for-profit organizations to better understand the complex border reality. This will be a virtual immersion that utilizes zoom and other distance technologies to ensure a safe immersion experience in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Led by Dr. Deryl Davis
This will be a local immersion with no overnight stays and it will be broken up over several weeks and weekends during the Spring 2021 semester. We will visit Museums and Community Theatre's in the DC metro area to explore the way art intersects with religious life in the nation's capital. More information coming in Sept. 2020.
Led by Drs. Carla and Nick Works
Explore the origins of the church in Greece and Turkey. All three of Paul’s missionary
journeys were centered in ancient Turkey and two of them ended in Greece. Moreover, the apostle John’s ministry was located in Ephesus where he wrote his gospel, three letters and the book of Revelation. Travel by deluxe motorcoach to the ancient cities of Athens, Corinth, Thessalonica, Philippi, Ephesus, Colossae, Hierapolis and Assos. At these sites we will discuss the birth, growth, trials and development of the earliest Pauline congregations as they struggled not only to understand their new faith in Christ, but also as they dealt with false teachers and hostile forces opposed to the church. At the end of the first century, John wrote letters to the seven churches of Revelation which were coping with similar problems of false teaching and persecution. Thus, we will also visit five of the seven churches of Revelation: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
Faculty: Dr. Asa Lee
Description: Exploring themes of creation care and Eco-theology This two week immersion takes us to communities in the Pacific Northwest that are hoping to live out authentic theologies of balance and care for nature while addressing issues of climate change and humanity driven needs. For more information contact Dr. Asa Lee firstname.lastname@example.org or Nick Works in PMM at email@example.com
More information regarding all upcoming immersion opportunities and other important details about your Immersion experience will be coming in the Fall of 2020.