Auto-Ethnography: Layered Approach

Seeing God as Author of Your Story

Auto-Ethnography helps you understand the depth of who you are and why you function the way you do in your various social and ministry contexts. As ministers and leaders, each of you must not only truly understand yourself, but also understand others’ perceptions of you. These pieces will assist you in understanding how your family, culture and theological heritage shaped your identity as an individual, minister and leader. Through your self-discovery, you may see ways you want to adjust your priorities in order to achieve your vision for your life. In the Asbury D.Min. Program, each participant will develop an auto-ethnography that is initiated in the beginning of the program, and will add topic-focused layers at various stages throughout the program: one document, revisited several times.