Course Offerings

The courses listed below are part of the sports ministry concentration. Students in the sports ministry program will also be required to take the theological education core classes offered by Truett Seminary. See the academic catalog for more.

7320 Theology & Philosophy of Sports Ministry

This course provides a theological and philosophical framework for understanding sports and sports ministry in churches and other settings while developing a theology of sports as a cultural discourse. Historical antecedents as well as contemporary themes in sports ministry will be examined.

7333 Integration of Faith and Sports

This course helps the sportspersons and ministers to re-imagine how they think about, inhabit, and practice sports. In particular, this course examines how Christians critically understand and practically relate to the culture of sports, using lectures and a sports laboratory to simulate many of the actual problems which sportspersons face in competition.

7352 Theological Ethics of Sports

This course develops Christian moral reasoning on matters related to sports, with an acute emphasis on theologico-ethical reflection and moral deliberation. Selected moral issues specific to sports will be examined.

7354 Theological Ethics of Chaplaincy

This course develops Christian moral reasoning on matters related to chaplaincy ministry in diverse institutional contexts, including but not limited to healthcare, military, prison, and sport. As narrated in Christian Scripture and known in Christian tradition, we will examine and use theological concepts and convictions to interpret particular situations and construct moral norms to guide chaplains in how they practice care and concern for the well-being of others.

7366 Sports Chaplaincy

This course addresses and assesses the different models of sports ministry and chaplaincy. Students will learn how to bring their knowledge and skills to bear on social, moral and personal problems unique to the sportsperson and sports culture.

7380 Studies in Sports Ministry

This course provides a detailed examination of a selected topic related to the study of sports and ministry. The course may be repeated when the content varies.

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