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KINGDOM LIFE:

FAMILY AND WORKPLACE

WVC 401

ADULT STUDIES BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY

The Holy Bible

Janssen, Al, 2001. The Marriage Masterpiece: a bold new vision for your marriage, Wheaton, Ill, Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 1-56179-905-X

Martin, Joseph M., 2003. God’s Covenant Love: Foundation for Family and Work, Jackson Miss, Belhaven University

Pearcey, Nancy, 2008. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Study

Guide Edition). Wheaton, Ill., Crossway Books. ISBN 1-4335-0220-8

Veith, Gene Edward, Jr., 2002. God at Work: your Christian vocation in all of life, Wheaton, Ill., Crossway Books. ISBN1-58134-403-1

© July 2010

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course presents an overview of areas of opportunities and responsibilities we have each received from God, and examines how we should respond to them. While the course includes workplace, citizenship, and church, its primary focus is on the family and how family relates to our other callings. Each student will examine various vocations and roles received from God. Further, students will address issues related to stewardship of the challenges inherent in these vocations and roles and examine how a biblical worldview

helps inform and shape these crucial areas of

life. .

Prerequisites BUS 419

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This course was designed and written by Joseph M. Martin, Professor of Christian Ministries, Belhaven University. It was revised and updated by Dr. Michael Beates.

TOPICS

• God’s gift of meaningful work and the abilities to do that work • People’s responsibility to God for abilities received • People’s responsibility to God for all resources received • How to discover one’s callings • The variety of callings each has • Workplace callings • Home callings • Citizenship callings • Family callings • The Bible as love story • The Bible as family book • God’s establishment of covenants with his people • God’s gift of marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace, each student is expected to be able to:

• Describe how God’s covenant relationship with his people is reflected in God’s

pattern for human families. • Describe how God’s giving different abilities and opportunities to each one should be reflected in what career we seek.

• Describe how God’s giving all resources to us should be reflected in how we use

those resources.

• Enumerate the various callings of that particular student’s life. • Evaluate how to carry out the various callings optimally. • Develop a plan of action for good stewardship of resources, abilities and opportunities, in ways that take into consideration the whole of God’s earth.

• Articulate ethical issues in carrying out various callings and in using everything God entrusts to us in ways that are pleasing to God. Evaluate the implications of their own worldview for their careers and relationships.

STUDENT INTRODUCTION

This course is designed as a capstone course, to pull together the issues of obedience to God and stewardship of resources as related to our life in our families and in the workplace. As such, this course serves as the final step in Belhaven’s worldview curriculum series of courses. To this point, through several other classes, students have been asked to consider what a worldview is and to begin to articulate this worldview as it applies to different vocational situations. This class is designed to allow the student a final time of reflection on this crucial aspect of their education at Belhaven. In this class students will once again be asked to identify their worldview, consider its implications for career and relationships; choose effective examples to express his or her understanding in spoken and written form showing a command of language, organization, coherence, grammar, and usage. The course begins with God as the creator of all things and the giver of all abilities and opportunities. That leads to the position that we are responsible to God for the way we use our time, talents, and treasures. The course is also based on the conviction that God is love. That means that God is relational, since love is always expressed in relationships. First, God lives in the intimacy of mutual love among Father, Son and Holy Spirit one God, never separated, yet in three distinct persons. Second, God establishes close personal relationship with those created in his image. Humans were created for that intimate fellowship with God, and will always feel empty until that fellowship is restored. As St. Augustine commented, we were created for God, and our hearts will always be restless until we find our rest in him. Third, since we were created in the image of God, people should live in loving relationship with each other.

CONFORMITY WITH THE MISSION OF BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY

The mission of Belhaven University is to prepare men and women to serve Jesus Christ in occupation and career, human relationships, and in the world of ideas. This course is designed to examine occupation, career, and relationships from a biblical perspective and to integrate a thoroughly biblical worldview into the crucial areas of family, calling, and vocation.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Individual assignments:

Two tests on readings and faculty member’s presentations (classes two and four)

25%

Vocation inventory and personality profile (due class three)

25%

Individual worldview integration paper and oral report (due class five)

30%

80%

Project team:

Team oral report on vocations (class two)

10%

Team oral report on biblical covenant of marriage (class four)

10%

20%

EXPLANATION OF ABOVE ASSIGNMENTS

  • 1. The tests in classes two and four will cover key ideas in the Bible and textbook

readings, as well as main ideas presented by the faculty member. They will be short tests,

aimed at assessing the student’s grasp of the foundational ideas of the course.

  • 2. The vocation inventory and personality profile due in class three is designed to help

students clarify how their particular gifts and abilities are suited to their actual or prospective workplace situations. The student will analyze those workplace demands in light of various instruments for the assessment of temperament, personality, interest, and abilities. These instruments will be utilized to determine how strengths may best be used and weaknesses minimized. You may have done a Myers Briggs test or other such

instrument, and that information may be used for this assignment. Among others resources which may be useful are the following:

• Temperament: http://www.advisorteam.com • Personality: http://typefocus.com • Abilities and interests: http://10steps.careerpathsonline.com/index.asp • Also see: http://www.belhaven.edu/orlando/services/career.htm"

Seek to describe your strengths and envision how they may help you discover what God has designed you to do. Ask yourself how that matches up with your current career plans. The paper should be three or more pages, one and a half spaces, with one-inch margins, 12 font.

  • 3. The individual integration paper, due in class five, should be a minimum of five-pages.

It should discuss the student’s various callings. It should then discuss how these callings

should be prioritized and coordinated. Then it will demonstrate how the student can live in family and workplace according to the relational pattern of God’s covenant with his people. Finally all these aspects should come together in a clear articulation of how a biblical worldview impacts these areas of life. Students should refer to Appendix A for more direction on the expectations for this paper. The oral report should be a seven-to- ten-minute individual presentation to the whole class of the major issues dealt with in the paper. It should be presented in an interesting way, not just reading the paper as turned in to the faculty member. It will be graded on presentation as well as content.

  • 4. The project team presentation, due in class two, is to be a 10-15 minute representation

of one of the themes from the book, God at Work. It should not be limited to what is in the textbook, but should build on what is written there, to clarify, illustrate and apply the concepts introduced by the writer. It should include an understanding of the impact of one’s worldview on each calling addressed. The themes are as follows (begin at the top

of the list, and use as many topics as are needed for the number of teams):

• Our calling as workers. • Our calling in the family. • Our Calling as citizens. • Our calling in the church. • The Ethics of Vocation

• Sacrifices in Vocation • The Purposes of Vocation

5. The project team presentation, due in class four, is a 10-15 minute depiction of one of the examples of how the Bible shows the values and difficulties of marriage. Each presentation will deal with a passage of the Bible. The presentation may be dramatized, or explained, or taught, as is most appropriate to that passage. Insights from The Marriage Masterpiece may or may not be helpful for this assignment. The passages and topics are as follows (select from among the topics depending on the number of project teams):

• Adam and Eve in the perfection of creation, before sin entered the world, Genesis 1-

2.

• Isaac and Rebekah, Genesis 24-35 • Hosea and Gomer, as a picture of God and Israel, Hosea. • Solomon: Song of Songs, Proverbs, 1 Kings 11. • The Christian Family: Ephesians 5:15-6:9. • Priscilla and Aquila: Acts 18-19, Romans 16:3, 1 Corinthians 16:19, 2 Timothy

4:19.

• The church as the bride of Christ: Ephesians 5:15-33, Revelation 19-21.

GRADING SCALE

A = 94-100 B+ = 87-89 B- = 80-82 C = 73-76 D+ = 67-69 D- = 60-62

A- = 90-93 B = 83-86 C+ = 77-79 C- = 70-72 D = 63-66 F = Below 60

MATERIALS INVENTORY

The following materials are required for WVC 401 Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace:

Janssen, Al, 2001. The Marriage Masterpiece: a bold new vision for your marriage, Wheaton, Ill, Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 1-56179-905-X

Martin, Joseph M., 2003. God’s Covenant Love: Foundation for Family and Work, Jackson Miss, Belhaven University

Pearcey, Nancy, 2008. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Study

Guide Edition). Wheaton, Ill., Crossway Books. ISBN 1-4335-0220-8

Veith, Gene Edward, Jr., 2002. God at Work: your Christian vocation in all of life, Wheaton, Ill., Crossway Books. ISBN1-58134-403-1

Report Format and Citation style: http://www.docstyles.com/library/apalite.pdf

CLASS ONE

“Call it the greatest good (summum bonum), the ultimate end, the meaning of life, or whatever you choose. But finding and fulfilling the purpose of our lives comes up in myriad ways and in all the seasons of our lives.” Os Guinness, The Call, p. 2

OBJECTIVES

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

1.

Articulate the difference between human decisions about work and vocations given

by God.

2.

Explain God’s purposes in calling and gifting people for certain activities.

3.

Describe how seeing work as vocation makes a difference in how people carry out

their careers.

4.

Describe the role of people in carrying out God’s designs in the world.

5.

Articulate how identifying underlying worldview concepts is crucial to calling and

vocational satisfaction.

ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments are to be completed prior to the class.

 

INDIVIDUAL

1.

Read Genesis 1-3, observing what it says about God as creator of all things, what it

says about family, and what it says about work.

2.

Read Exodus 31:2 and 35:30 as to where talents and skills come from.

3.

Read Romans 12:1-16, observing the origin and accountability for spiritual gifts.

4.

Read 1 Corinthians 12, observing what it says about differing gifts and their use.

5.

Read Romans 13:1-7, observing what it says about where authority comes from,

and how we should relate to those in authority over us.

6.

Read God at Work chapters 1-6, taking note of Veith’s main ideas, and reading

carefully the Bible passages he cites.

7.

Read Total Truth, chapter 4, taking note of Pearcey’s main ideas.

8.

Be prepared to discuss in class what these readings reveal about God, about our

vocations, and about family life.

9.

Write a brief description of your present work responsibilities, or those which you

expect to be involved in later. Seek to discover or imagine the ethical issues involved in that job situation. For example, managers are tempted to be partial to some employees under them or to present deceptive reports to those over them, or get those under them to do the work they should do; teachers are tempted to give more attention to some students than to others, to grade papers without proper attention, etc. This exercise will help you be prepared to use each activity in the course as preparation for the final assignment, the integrative report on the ethical issues of your professional, community and family life and how important the issues of worldview are for a biblically faithful understanding of these issues.

PROJECT TEAM

No team meeting the first week.

CLASS TWO

“Community has fallen on hard times in the modern world. First modern people live with a greatly weakened sense of community compared to traditional people. Second, modern

people are prone to a recurring bias against all institutions, especially large institutions.” Os Guinness, The Call, pp. 98-99.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • 1. Describe ways in which we can be responsible citizens.

  • 2. Articulate the way human authorities are related to God.

  • 3. Enumerate ways in which we might please or displease God in the exercise of our citizenship.

  • 4. Describe the importance of the church in God’s plan for our lives.

  • 5. Identify and discuss some of the ethical issues related to our various callings.

  • 6. Identify and discuss some of the sacrifices and/or suffering related to our various callings.

ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments are to be completed prior to the class.

INDIVIDUAL

  • 1. Read Romans 12-16, making notes on what these passages reveal about our roles as citizens, church members, and family members.

  • 2. Read 1 Corinthians 12-14, making notes on what these passages reveal about our roles as citizens, church members, and family members.

  • 3. Read carefully all the Bible passages cited in the textbook, making notes on what these passages reveal about our various roles.

  • 4. Read chapters 7-11 in God at Work, taking note of the main ideas presented.

  • 5. Read chapter 7 in Total Truth, taking note of the ideas presented.

  • 6. Be prepared to discuss in class what these Bible and textbook readings reveal about God, about our vocations, and about family life.

  • 7. Be prepared for the test over last week’s and this week’s readings, and class presentations.

  • 8. Begin researching your temperament, personality, abilities, and interests, in preparation for the assignment due in class three.

  • 9. Prepare a draft outline of the final paper, being careful to integrate worldview issues as outlines in Appendix A.

PROJECT TEAM

  • 1. Discuss with each other what you have learned about:

    • a. The difference between vocation and employment.

    • b. The various vocations of each project team member, and the issues related to carrying them out in ways pleasing to God.

    • c. Help each one may need in carrying out a difficult vocation.

    • d. Practical ways to coordinate the many vocations each one has.

2.

Work together on preparing the 10-15 minute presentation on the topic your

project team was assigned for this week. The topics are developed by Veith in the textbook, but you should not limit your presentation to a review of what he has done. Take the central ideas you want to emphasize, and develop them with illustrations, dramatization, application, or other means, with a view to maximizing the impact of these ideas on your classmates. Include considerations of the implications of one’s

worldview in your work.

  • 3. Review together the materials read, and those presented in class, to help each other

be prepared for the test this week.

CLASS THREE

The notion of calling is vital to the modern search for a basis for moral responsibility and to an understanding of ethics itself.” Guinness, The Call, p. 90.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • 1. Describe the ceremony and meaning of a biblical covenant, and demonstrate its relevance to our relationship with God and with each other.

  • 2. Trace the idea of marriage covenant through various Bible passages.

  • 3. Demonstrate how family and workplace relationships are similar to and different from each other.

ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments are to be completed prior to the class.

INDIVIDUAL

  • 1. Read about God’s covenants with his people, noticing the (1) circumstances, (2) conditions, and (3) promises, and other important points, in each case:

    • a. Noah, in Genesis 6:18-22 and 8:20-22.

    • b. Abraham, in Genesis 12:1-3 and 15:1-21.

    • c. Israel (Jerusalem), in Ezekiel 16:1-43.

    • d. Israel, in Hosea 2:1-20.

    • e. God’s people, in Revelation 19:6-9 and 21:1-7.

  • 2. Read chapters 1-7 of The Marriage Masterpiece, by Janssen.

  • 3. Read chapter 8 of Total Truth, by Pearcey.

  • 4. Prepare the personality profile of temperament, personality, abilities, and interests. Taking into account your current or prospective workplace responsibilities, and your personality characteristics, seek to develop a plan to best use your strengths and to minimize the effects of your weaknesses. Address the question of whether God has called and equipped you for the work under consideration, or whether you might fit better somewhere else.

  • 5. Begin preparing for the test over weeks three and four, to be given in class four.

  • 6. Continue to develop ideas and outlines for the final worldview paper, due in Class Five.

  • PROJECT TEAM

    • 1. Review together the main ideas about the marriage covenant, as seen through the Bible passages on covenants and the textbook chapters for this week.

    • 2. What are the main elements of biblical covenants?

    • 3. How are these elements expressed in the marriage relationship?

    • 4. Discuss together the Points to Ponder, Contrasting Pictures, and Reflections on the Masterpiece, as printed on pp. 220-224 in The Marriage Masterpiece.

    • 5. Share with each other insights gained from doing the individual personality profiles. Discuss ways to address issues and difficulties related to finding the best workplace to utilize one’s gifts and abilities.

    6.

    Begin preparing the group report on the topic about marriage as depicted in a Bible passage. Be sure to include everyone in the preparation and the presentation of the report. Focus on making the report both accurate and interesting.

    CLASS FOUR

    “The way of agape says, „By all means love, by all means desire, but think carefully about what you love and what you desire.‟ Those who follow eros are not wrong to desire happiness but wrong to think that happiness is to be found where they seek it.” Guinness, The Call, p. 13.

    OBJECTIVES

    After completing this class, the students will be able to:

    • 1. Discuss what God expects of people created in his image and likeness.

    • 2. Describe how God created family and work to draw people together in ways that reflect the unity between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    • 3. Demonstrate that God equips people for the work he gives them to do.

    • 4. Demonstrate from the Bible that God passionately desires a close relationship with those created in his image.

    • 5. Describe how family relationships should reflect God’s relationship with his people.

    • 6. Demonstrate how our worldview assumptions profoundly affect our understanding of the dignity of people and the way we relate to one another.

    ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments are to be completed prior to the class.

    INDIVIDUAL

    • 1. Read Genesis 1:26-2:24, seeking to understand God’s original plan for human marriage. It may be helpful to note that Genesis 1 gives a summary overview and Genesis 2 fills in the details of how God created Adam and Eve.

    • 2. Read Ephesians 2:1-10. Observe carefully how people are restored to fellowship with God.

    • 3. What is God’s part in restoring fellowship with sinful humans? Make a list of the verbs used to describe God’s actions

    • 4. How are humans described in this passage? Make a list of the key words in this description.

    • 5. What words or phrases describe what we should do in response to what God has done for us?

    • 6. Read Ephesians 5:15-6:4. Observe carefully how our families are to be like God’s life with his people.

    • 7. What power can enable people to live this way? See especially v. 18.

    • 8. In what way should all relationships in the family be the same? See especially v. 21.

    • 9. In what ways are there different roles for husbands and wives and parents and children? Notice the specific commands for each of these roles.

      • 10. How can all be in submission to each other, if there are such different roles for each one?

      • 11. Read Ephesians 6:5-9. It is helpful to know that, in those days, most laborers were slaves. Therefore, for our circumstances today, read these verses thinking in terms of employees and employers.

      • 12. What attitude should employees have towards their employers and their job?

      • 13. Whom should employees primarily seek to please?

    15.

    What attitude should employers have towards their employees?

    • 16. Whom should employers imitate?

    • 17. What limitations are placed on personnel administration by this passage?

    • 18. In what ways do instructions to employees and employers illustrate the principle of mutual submission commanded in v. 21?

    • 19. What would your workplace be like if people there obeyed this teaching?

    • 20. What can you do to make a difference in your workplace?

    • 21. Read chapters 8-13 of The Marriage Masterpiece, observing how the author develops his theme that marriage is patterned after God’s marriage to his people.

    • 22. Read chapter 10 of Total Truth, and take note of its main points.

    • 23. Finalize preparations for the test on the readings and class presentations for weeks three and four.

    • 24. Continue to write the worldview paper, being careful not to leave too much of its completion for the final week.

    PROJECT TEAMS

    • 1. Review the Bible passages from Genesis and Ephesians, discussing together the main ideas discovered in reading these passages.

    • 2. Review chapters 8-13 of The Marriage Masterpiece, discussing the topics on pp. 224-227 related to these chapters.

    • 3. Discuss with each other your integration paper topics, to get insights from each other as to how to write the papers, and how to best do the oral presentations.

    • 4. Finalize preparations for the team presentation to be given in class four.

    CLASS FIVE

    “Perhaps you are frustrated by the gap that still remains between your vision and your accomplishment. Or you may be depressed by pages of your life that are blotched with compromises, failures, betrayals, and sin. You have had your say. Others may have had their say. But make no judgments and draw no conclusions until the scaffolding of history is stripped away and you see what it means for God to have had his say – and made you what you are called to be.” Guinness, The Call, p. 246.

    OBJECTIVES

    After this class, the student should be able to:

    • 1. Express in written and oral form how Christian faith influences how we see our lives in family and workplace.

    • 2. Describe ethical issues related to their particular job situation and give a coherent and biblical perspective for these ethical challenges.

    ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments are to be completed prior to the class.

    INDIVIDUAL

    • 1. Read Philippians 2:1-11, observing the greatness of Christ’s sacrifice, and how that is to model how we are to live for others, not for ourselves.

    • 2. Read Mark 10:32-45, noting how Christ defines and exemplifies greatness.

    • 3. Read Luke 22:24-46, noting the enormity of Christ’s self-sacrifice.

    • 4. Read John 15:12-13, to see how Christ measures love.

    • 5. Read chapters 14-19 of The Marriage Masterpiece, noting what is the goal of biblical history and how God feels about reaching that goal.

    • 6. Read chapters 12-13 of Total Truth, noting how this material integrates with the topics being discussed.

    • 7. Finish preparing your personal integration paper and oral report. Review Appendix A again to be sure that your paper fulfills the goals for articulating the worldview underpinnings of faith in the family, marriage, work place and vocational calling.

    • 8. Once your essay is completed you must submit it to the Worldview Office, in addition to your professor, following the instructions outlined below:

      • a. Save the Personal Integration Paper as a word document using the following

    naming

    convention:

    (1) LastNameFirstNameWVC401.doc

    (2)

    Substitute your last name, your first name into the above file name as you

    name your file

    • b. Attach the essay to an email that has a subject line containing only the course number from above as well as the last name of your instructor and the course start date.

    • c. Email this to wlc@belhaven.edu

    • d. Your instructor will receive a list of those students who have yet to submit the

    essay as

    we near the end of the semester.

    If you need any assistance please email wlc@belhaven.edu for assistance.

    PROJECT TEAM

    • 1. Discuss the questions and topics on pp. 227-232 of The Marriage Masterpiece,

    giving special attention to the Bible passages mentioned.

    • 2. Review the oral presentations of each of the members of the project team, helping

    each other prepare for excellent presentations.

    • 3. Discuss ways to improve this module and the course.

    • 4. Discuss the Christian Worldview Assignment with your project team.

    APPENDIX A

    Individual Worldview Paper

    Overview of Assignment

    Belhaven’s Worldview Curriculum is designed to make the understanding and articulation of

    worldview (an overarching explanation of life or the perspective from which one interprets the world) a major goal of its educational program. This curriculum is incorporated into the Adult

    Studies Programs as part of the formalized Worldview: A Process of Discovery conducted on a larger scale throughout the institution as part of Belhaven’s mission. One expected outcome is to clarify and deepen each student’s understanding of the general concept of worldview, providing a

    framework from which the student can construct and articulate his or her own worldview. Within WVC 401 Kingdom Life (as in each course in the curriculum), emphasis is placed on integrating the concepts of worldview learned in earlier courses in order to see how these concepts affect our

    relationships, the organizations where we work, our careers, and our very lives.

    Recognizing that the formation of a worldview is a process, through instructional emphasis in this course series, students have been made more conscious of the implications of their worldview and are directed to

    • A. Recognize They Have a Personal Worldview

    • B. Articulate Essential Aspects of the Christian Worldview

    • C. Articulate How Their Own Worldview is the Same As, Similar to, or Different from

    Essential Aspects of the Biblical Worldview

    • D. Evaluate the Implications of their Own Worldview for Their Careers and Relationships

    In WVC 401 you will complete one major writing assignment. This paper (5 pages) written during the course and due at Class Five fulfills learning outcome D above, that each student effectively evaluate the implications of their own worldview for their careers and relationship. You should identify how your understanding of your worldview impacts, and even directs your thinking in these crucial areas of family and vocation. This paper should include comment on how you view calling, how the biblical model for marriage, family, and personal life informs and directs your thinking. The paper should be a reflective essay showing how your worldview should affect your vocational relationships. In it you should:

    • 1. Describe the elements of your worldview that are particularly applicable to your relationships and vocational life.

    • 2. Show through examples the implications of this belief.

    • 3. Be sure the implications follow logically.

    • 4. Discuss what problems you anticipate and what guidance you receive from your worldview.

    The paper will be written in APA format. The paper may included references to resources mentioned in class and may also reference the texts which have been read and discussed. The papers should be error free. A 5-minute informal presentation of the student’s thoughts and spiritual growth that stems from the paper is assigned for Class Five.

    Learning Outcomes Student learning competencies to be fulfilled in the Adult Studies worldview curriculum through dedicated work addressing the four goals A D above, are listed below. Students will:

    • A. Recognize They Have a Personal Worldview (WVC301) Students will demonstrate general knowledge of worldview essentials

    Students will have specific recognition of their personal worldview

    Students will show evidence of how their worldview affects their life choices

    • B. Articulate Essential Aspects of the Christian Worldview (WVC 301 and worldview assignments in each course)

      • Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate essential aspects of the Christian worldview through pre- and post-tests in WVC 301.

    • C. Articulate How Their Own Worldview is the Same As, Similar to, or Different from Essential Aspects of the Biblical Worldview (WVC 301 and subsequent assessment of worldview papers assigned in BUS412, BUS419, BIB360 and SOC370)

      • Students will compare and contrast the biblical worldview with their own about the nature of God as the source of everything else

      • Students will compare and contrast the biblical worldview about the nature of the world with their own worldviews

      • Students will compare and contrast the biblical worldview about the nature of human beings with their own worldviews

      • Students will compare and contrast the biblical worldview about the source of the problem of humanity with their own worldviews

  • D. Evaluate the Implications of their Own Worldview for Their Careers and Relationships (preparatory assessments through worldview papers assigned in BUS412, BUS419, BIB360 and SOC370 culminating in WVC401)

    • Students identify their worldview
      Students demonstrate understanding of the implications of their worldview for their careers and relationships

    • Students choose effective examples to express this understanding
      Students write at an acceptable level, showing a command of the English language, organization, coherence, grammar, and usage

  • The faculty member teaching each of the courses central to the Adult Studies worldview curriculum (WVC301, BUS412, BUS419, BIB360, SOC370, and WVC401) must be well versed in Christian worldview and be prepared to discuss with the students the weekly Bible verses that apply and the related worldview questions. Since the worldview curriculum is central to the mission of Belhaven, appropriate emphasis is required.

    Assessment and Evaluation

    For each course in the Adult Studies worldview curriculum, the student paper is to be evaluated according to the Scoring Rubric on the next page. Please note the importance placed on effective examples illustrating an understanding of worldview applications to the students’ lives and careers.

    APPENDIX

    Worldview Discovery Goals Course Progression in Major

    Levels:

    GOAL B:

           
     

    GOAL A:

    GOAL D:

     

    Recognize

    Articulate

    Essential

    GOAL C:

    Compare/Contrast

    Evaluate

    Score

     

    Personal WV

    Implications

     
       

    Criteria:

    Aspects

         

    WVC301

    STAGE ONE:

    STAGE ONE:

    STAGE ONE:

    STAGE ONE:

       

    WV PAPER #1

    CLARIFY

    ARTICULATE

    COMPARE/CONTRAST

    EVALUATE

    RECOGNITION

    ESSENTIAL

    PERSONAL

    IMPLICATIONS OF

    OF PERSONAL

    ASPECTS OF

    WORLDVIEW WITH

    PERSONAL

    WORLDVIEW

    CHRISTION

    BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    WORLDVIEW FOR

    WORLDVIEW

    CAREERS AND

    Pre-Post Test

    RELATIONSHIPS

    Initial Assessment

    BBA412

    STAGE TWO:

    STAGE THREE:

    DISCUSS

     

    WV PAPER #2

     

    CHRISTIAN

    COMPARE AND

    PHILOSOPHICAL

       
     

    WORLDVIEW

    CONTRAST PERSONAL

    ASSUMPTIONS;

    APPLICATION

    WV IN WORKPLACE

    MODERN ETHICS

    IN

    WITH CWV

    AND VALUES

    WORKPLACE

    BIB360

    STAGE TWO:

    STAGE THREE:

    DISCUSS

     

    WV PAPER #2

     

    CHRISTIAN

    COMPARE AND

    PHILOSOPHICAL

       
     

    WORLDVIEW

    CONTRAST PERSONAL

    ASSUMPTIONS;

    APPLICATION

    WV IN WORKPLACE

    MODERN ETHICS

    IN

    WITH CWV

    AND VALUES

    WORKPLACE

    BUS419

     

    STAGE THREE:

    STAGE FOUR:

     

    WV PAPER #3

     

    COMPARE AND

    EVALUATE

       
     

    CONTRAST PERSONAL

    IMPLICATIONS OF

    WV IN WORKPLACE

    PERSONAL

    WITH CWV

    WORLDVIEW FOR

    CAREERS

    SOC370

     

    STAGE THREE:

    STAGE FOUR:

     

    WV PAPER #3

     

    COMPARE AND

    EVALUATE

       
     

    CONTRAST PERSONAL

    IMPLICATIONS OF

    WV IN WORKPLACE

    PERSONAL

    WITH CWV

    WORLDVIEW FOR

    CAREERS

    WVC 401

    STAGE FIVE:

    STAGE FIVE:

    STAGE FIVE:

    STAGE FIVE:

     

    Final Paper #4

    CLARIFY

    ARTICULATE

    COMPARE/CONTRAST

    EVALUATE

       
     

    RECOGNITION

    ESSENTIAL

    PERSONAL

    IMPLICATIONS OF

    OF PERSONAL

    ASPECTS OF

    WORLDVIEW WITH

    PERSONAL WV

    WORLDVIEW

    CHRISTIAN

    BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    FOR CAREERS

    WORLDVIEW

    AND

    RELATIONSHIPS

    Levels: GOAL B: GOAL A: GOAL D: Recognize Articulate Essential GOAL C: Compare/Contrast Evaluate Score Personal
           

    Each numbered Worldview Discovery paper is to be submitted by the student to the instructor and electronically to the worldview office using the specific transmittal instructions detailed in each course module. The instructor for WVC301 will submit Pre-Post test results electronically to assessment@belhaven.edu.