Course Syllabus



Rev. Tom Barlow (he/him), PhD; email (emailing me directly is far, far better than using the Canvas email system)

Cell phone 719-640-6726 (emergencies only, please)
For class questions, I am available pretty much every day except Monday, which I take as a Sabbath day with my wife.

Scheduled check-in times via Zoom:

  • Tuesday, April 5, 5:00-6:15pm (Mountain) Zoom link
  • Wednesday, May 18, 8:00-9:15am (Mountain) Zoom link

These are the equivalent of office hours. I won't be presenting any new material, and you are not required to participate. 

In-person session on campus during Gathering Days:

  • Tuesday, April 26, 1:00-5:00pm

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.

Course Overview

Texts for This Course 

Overview and Objectives 

Learning in the Online Environment 

Links to All Planned Readings 

Project Resources

The MissionInsite Tool 

Grace in Wesleyan Terms 

Page Overview

This video walks you through the contents of this page, and offers a few pointers for the course.

Discussions that Last the Whole Quarter

Introduce Yourself 

Coffee Shop 

Course Summary:

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