Course Syllabus


Rev. Tom Barlow; email 

Office phone 303-765-3176; Office location is Bacon 207
Cell phone 719-640-6726 (emergencies only, please)
Note that my Iliff office hours usually fall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For class questions, I am available pretty much every day except Monday, which I take as a Sabbath day with my wife.

Course Description

This course offers critical and practical engagement with why and how Christian faith can be shared while honoring the distinctiveness of others. We will explore the theologies and practices that guide evangelism in modern/postmodern contexts. This course includes practical tools for thinking about who an organization is trying to reach, how to determine the makeup of a given geographic area, and what sorts of engagement will work with them. We will also explore the theological heritage of Methodism as it pertains to the overall aims of the course (other options will be considered for students of other faith traditions - please contact Tom for more information). This course is designed to meet Iliff's revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination.

Note: Beginning with the 2019 spring term, this is a Hybrid course. We meet on the Iliff campus:

    • Wednesday, April 24, 1pm - 5pm
    • Thursday, April 25, 8am - Noon

Course Overview

How This Course Works

Texts for This Course

Overview and Objectives

Course Expectations

Learning in the Online Environment

Links to All Planned Readings

Demographic Project Resources

The MissionInsite Tool

Grace in Wesleyan Terms 

Policies and Services

Discussions that Last the Whole Quarter

Introduce Yourself

Coffee Shop

Course Summary:

Date Details Due