The methodology of this course is based on how adults learn.
First, it does not feel like a course. We gather a cohort of participants at various stages of faith change making. The Course Leaders design a well-facilitated gathering and hold the space for transformative conversations. Although they are subject-matter experts, the Course Leaders blend points raised to identify the real challenges – and opportunities – at hand.
They help navigate complex group dynamics and difficult conversations to help each faith changemakers realize their purpose. Using the group to push the boundaries on what’s possible. The cohort comes with innovative ways of bringing their faith changemaking projects to live or taking them to a whole new level.
Second, using the ontological and inquiry methodologies, the Course Leaders focus on the being – not merely the knowing – of faith changemaking. The inquiry methodology helps the faith changemakers create an awareness of where they are looking or listening from. Most of the Divine Assignments are complex and demand multiple interventions; this requires using multiple lenses from which to see the possibilities. It also requires a listening that is aware of, but is not sucked into the challenges. Instead, faith changemakers continuously inquire on the possibility of resolving the wicked, complex, and persistent social problems.