18.10.07

A Student Again



Aside from the occasional seminar when teaching or youth pastoring, I haven't been a student since April 2000 when I graduated from university. At that time I was so sick of school, after 5 long years, that I had no interest in furthering my formal education any time soon.

Well, it's been 7 1/2 years and I'm ready to start up again. I'm registered to take a course with the Chalmers Center for Economic and Community Development at Covenant College. It's a distance learning course of 4 weeks that I can get certification for. This first course is called "Foundations and Principles of Holistic Ministry." It addresses the question of poverty and is the prerequisite for a few other courses that I want to take from them too:
"Principles and Practices of Christian Microfinance and Microenterprise Development"
"Promoting Church-Centered Savings and Credit Associations"
"Partnering with Large-Scale Microenterprise Development Providers"
"Providing Small Business Training to Low-Income Entrepreneurs"
It lasts 4 weeks and only costs $75. One problem is that that book I need for it hasn't arrived in Kamloops yet for a team to bring down on Saturday. Maybe I'll need to have it scanned... :(

I'm excited about what I'll be learning as these are things I'd like to base my future mission agency on. Here's to an A.

3 comments:

Sirdar said...

Good luck on the course and future courses. I should really do some upgrading also. Mine will be on management as I haven't done any technical work for over two years and I'm OK with that :-)

April said...

As soon as you get out of the system, it's nice to take courses that would actually like and are practical.

dawn said...

Hope you ace the courses as you take them. I am glad someone is taking things like that, because they don't look totally interesting to me. Hope you get your book soon.