Learning Outcomes

07/01/2019

Learning outcomes

The project has identified seven learning outcomes to direct the sorts of resources it produces. As a result of engaging with its resources, people will:

 

  1. be inspired by scripture’s glorious and joyful vision of God’s intention for human life. 

    This will require the resources to be “missional” in relation to God’s intention for humanity, drawing people into this vision even when they are seeking answers to specific questions.
     
  2. have discovered how to engage with rich biblical, theological, historical, and scientific thinking about human identity, sexuality, and marriage in a way that deepens their desire to know God and follow Christ.

    This will require the resources to feature themes of holiness and intimacy, integrating matters relating to gender, sexuality, singleness, and relationships with Christian spirituality and pastoral care; and to be produced in diverse genres, explaining technical language where needed, resisting over-simplification, and inviting readers to think for themselves.
     
  3. have a deeper understanding of the Church’s inherited teaching on Christian living in love and faith, especially with regard to marriage and singleness, and of emergent views and the Christian reasoning behind them.

    This will require the resources to offer faithful and fair presentations of the breadth of inherited and emergent views with proper attention to scripture, the Church’s theological tradition, and pastoral and liturgical practice.
     
  4. have heard the voices and encountered the experiences of people who would otherwise have been invisible to them.

    This will require the resources to reflect engagement with a wide array of lived experiences in the process of producing them.
     
  5. have learned different ways of reading scripture together well, allowing it to exert its transforming and revelatory power.

    This will require the resources to explain and critique different hermeneutical understandings of scripture and the different theological and ethical conclusions that different forms of Christian thought draw in relation to gender, sexuality, and marriage.
     
  6. find help for everyday Christian discipleship in all its diversity, physicality, messiness, and grittiness.

    This will require the resources to produce material that encourages and educates the people of God in the way of costly discipleship, acknowledging how different theological perspectives give rise to different patterns of discipleship.
     
  7. be alert to the interaction between the life of the Church and its cultural contexts, and equipped to engage in the public square about what it means to be human and sexual.

    This will require the resources to explore the situatedness of the gospel in culture, the principles provided by scripture, and the insights of the theological, historical, missional, and pastoral traditions of the Church, especially in relation to the power dynamics that silence people and influence the Church’s polity.