MATUL as Entrepreneurship


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The MATUL degree as a degree in entrepreneurship


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introducing THE MATUL (2):

a tour of features introducing THE MATUL (2)


The MATUL as a degree in: 4. Community Transformational Practica 1 Poor People’s Theology 2 Leadership of Apostolic Movements 3 Social Entrepreneurial Leadership

A Foundation in Poor People’s Theology:

A Foundation in Poor People’s Theology Action-reflection theology is truncated if actions are not carefully developed according to best practice 1

Getting Started with Poor Peoples Theology:

Getting Started with Poor Peoples Theology

Getting Started with Poor Peoples’ Theology:

Storytelling of Jesus Parables, Proverbs, Pithy Sayings Correlated with The Story-telling of the People In Style in content in context Contextual urban theologies Getting Started with Poor Peoples’ Theology


Organize for Outcomes Action-Reflection Theology ? We do theology – God is a God of action As the people do they create local theologies Theologians role is to listen, identify, codify, write, communicate, create overarching leadership to ideas In 15 courses Leading to a Multi-Dimensioned Thesis Transformational Conversational research c orrelating the Biblical and theological themes with the Participant Observational anthropological methodology in a Grounded Research approach Theology is always missional for so is God

The core question behind the degree is how do we multiply apostolic leaders of movements of churches?:

2 The core question behind the degree is how do we multiply apostolic leaders of movements of churches? Around apostles are prophets, evangelists, pastors, teaches, deaconesses


It’s not just about the classe s , but strengthening YOUR FOCUS. Apostles?


p ioneer new works e vangelize m ultiply cells build teams of diverse gifting sustain mobility train others in diverse ministries a ppoint successors s uffer much Apostles

Across the degree students need to be multiplying cells, small fellowships :

Across the degree students need to be multiplying cells, small fellowships The TUL530 Churchplanting and the TUL620 Movement Leadership courses train in apostolic skills One the first semester, multiplying them in the second year The diaconal courses should contribute to this process Many just want to be students of each course The degree has lost one core course in this, so is not succeeding well with this

Social Entrepreneurship Leadership:

3 Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Theology of Economics, of Social Justice outworked in small business, and development of NGO’s

Getting Started with Entrepreneurship:

Contextual theology for urban poor people involves responses to poverty. The starting point for this are the many Biblical principles of economic discipleship. Teaching principle of creativity, productivity, thrift, management leads to increased success in entrepreneurship among poor people. As Christians in the community they also have a concern about peoples health, education, garbage, housing, so take lead in community organizing to accomplish goals in such arenas. This social entrepreneurship requires a development of skill-sets of resource raising, people management, financial management, board and leadership skills, business planning, fundraising . Getting Started with Entrepreneurship

Getting Started with Entrepreneurship:

7 of the courses in the MATUL lend themselves to training some of these skills. The starting point is in the Community Economics course which covers ten Biblical principles, and explores these at individual, community, city and national/international levels, looking at cooperative schemes and microfinances. Five internships where students are working within NGO's gives them inside understandings of NGO management , funding, financial management, budgetting , boards, etc . The community transformation course involves them in the logistics of a seed project with a local church. These are integrated in the Organizational And Entrepreneurial Leadership course which step by step leads them to develop a business plan, financial plans, funding plan, personnell plan for a local organization, ideally where the plan is good enough so that a funder invests small capital. Getting Started with Entrepreneurship


Organize for Outcomes How much information ? Thus graduates should know how to be social entrepreneurs heading up or starting NGO's or churches, how to facilitate students in their entrepreneurship or in social entrepreneurship. They should be familiar with the complete range of skills for managing such processes. Some will move into business, but with a social conscience. Some will move into the global social entrepreneurial scene as businessmen /women or as leaders in large multinational NGO's. All will have intimate knowledge of urban poor contextual dynamics. Multi-Dimensioned Lower Circuit to Upper Circuit Entrepreneurship

Community Transformation Practica:

4 Community Transformation Practica Theology of Street Kids, Land Rights, Housing, Community Economics, Education, Social Justice outworked in small business, advocacy for land (and latrines), working with sex trafficked women, multiplying church based slum schools, and development of NGO’s How do these relate to the multiplation of movments of churches among the poor?


A unique partnership process of equality, liberating creativity It’s about team work, and co-authoring will get us there. First step has been to design collectively Then to get course outlines up to standard This year, significant input from across the globe with quality course designs The problem with this approach is when a school heads off in a strange direction what influence do you have. Collaboration

Access Resources Anywhere:

Check out the www.urbanleader /ma Never perfect, under constant revision. Access Resources Anywhere


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