Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry
Training Programs - Upcoming Courses
DMin Courses in Rural Ministry and Community Development:
Qualitative Research Methods in Rural Settings
Date: September 24 to September 27, 2013.
Place: Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon SK
This course will focus on critical issues, questions, and decisions involved in designing and carrying out qualitative research projects in rural contexts. The focus will be on engaging students with information about qualitative research in a broad sense, as well as with questions and resources particular to their own identified research interests and contexts.
Specific methods for community-based research will be presented and a researcher’s roles and responsibilities in selecting appropriate methods will be discussed. Attention will be given to critical questions about data generation, collaboration with and reporting to community members and research participants, and interpretation of research materials and experiences.
The instructor will be Dr. Lynn Caldwell, St. Andrew's College, Saskatoon.
The course will run from Tuesday evening (Sept 24) and conclude on Friday noon (Sept 27).
You can register for theses DMin courses at any of the Saskatoon Theological Union (STU) schools:
- St. Andrew’s College Registrar email: email@example.com phone: 966-5244
- College of Emmanuel & St. Chad Registrar email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 975-1550
- Lutheran Theological Seminary Registrar email: email@example.com phone: 966-7856
Swan Valley, Manitoba
This program is available to anyone. It is a satellite program of the long-established CPE programs at the Saskatoon Institute for Pastoral Education. It consists of 200 hours of experience in a rural community ministry site as well as the opportunity for small group seminars and theological reflection with a trained CPE supervisor and ones' peers.
Seminars in the program focus on guided experiences in community-based care-giving together with group, individual and mentored reflection. Students learn skills related to crisis intervention, suicide prevention, mental health issues as well as working with intergenerational families and issues of loss and grief. The program includes contextual immersion and reflection opportunities including a guided wilderness walk, a tour of a farming operation, an opportunity to reflect on the interaction of aboriginal and non-aboriginal culture, attendance at a farm auction, and the opportunity to lead worship in a small village church.
Opportunities for placement include the 55 bed Swan Valley Health Centre, three long term care facilities, community health services such as Mental Health, Palliative Care and other community agencies such as the Crisis Centre (domestic abuse), the Justice System and the Food Bank.
Free billeting is available to out of town students.
For further information contact Supervisor Rev. Margaret McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org.