MasterLab Course with Dr. Monica Coleman January 22-26, 2018 Los Angeles $599

Monica Course Image.004.png

Community Formation and Modern Spirituality through the lens of Womanist, Disability and, Process Theologies. Instructor Monica Coleman with Barry Taylor, Philip Clayton, David Moore, Doug Pagitt. 

January 22-26, 2018

Monica Coleman:

Monica A. Coleman is Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology in southern California. There she also serves as a Co-Director the Center for Process Studies and Director of Process and Faith.  Coleman has earned degrees from Harvard University, Vanderbilt University and Claremont Graduate University. She has received funding from leading foundations in the United States, including the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, among others.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

Location: 128 North Broadway, Redondo Beach, California 90277

Course Description

This course explores the interconnection and intersectionality of Womanist theology, Disability Theology, and Process theologies and their implications on the current day spirituality and community formation. 

Students will engage classic works, treating them as conversation partners in clarifying their own theologies as lived faith. 

Scholars and communities alike have stressed the fact that our experience in this world affects the ways in which we conceive of and practice our faith. This course examines three distinct liberating theologies that start with experience, and assert that our faith should work in service of our personal, cultural, social, political and economic freedoms.


This course will take place at The Hatchery Facility (Link) in Redondo Beach, California is located just blocks from the beach and 7 miles south of Los Angeles Airport. This setting allows for a beautiful setting and many options for food, outdoor activity and the wonders of the beach. 

128 North Broadway 

Redondo Beach, California 90277


Participants are responsible for their own travel. There is not a need for a car during the course. ‘

LAX airport is the most convenient, but any of the southern California airports will allow access to the event.


Attendees are responsible for their housing. We will create a Facebook Group for registrants that can be used to coordinate housing options. 

We suggest Airbnb or the local hotels near the facility.


The course will take place 9am - 4:30pm Monday - Thursday and 9am-3pm Friday.

And additional Saturday event is offered from 10am-4pm and can be found here LINK


A syllabus for the course can be found here LINK

Participants are encouraged to do the readings and assignments the syllabus but no grades will be given. 

Participants who are part of an ongoing credentialing program with MasterLab will fulfill their own requirements. 

Looking For Graduate Degree Credit?

This course is offered both at part of the OPEN Mdiv through Christian Theological Seminary for Master Degree Credit and for non-degree seeking participants through MasterLab.  

If you are seeking degree credit for this course click here. (link to CTS)

What is MasterLab?

MasterLab connects world-class Master Teachers with High Capacity Learners around crucial topics in settings conducive for exceptional learning and transformation.

Many leaders feel they that while they have reached the top of the educational goals for their career they are in need of and desire to keep learning, growing, and developing. 

Yet many feel that their options learning and developing at a high level are greatly diminished. The find themselves having to DIY their learning with online resources, cobbling together reading recommendations and attending conferences and relatively low-level training sessions. 

  • Think of MasterLab as the “Uber” of Non-degree education connecting Master Instructors with high capacity learners outside the academic strictures. 
  • MaterLab is designed for those who already have a master degree or for other reasons do not choose to pursue a degree but want to learn at a master level.
  • Weeklong courses taught by master instructors.
  • Learners travel to location where the instructor wants to teach.