This course will be talking about church history because history tends to repeat itself and also because we can learn great things (good and bad) from our Christian heritage and missionary work from the past. We will also be talking about different forms (or wineskins) that the church has taken throughout history (house churches, traditional […]
During this course, we will talk about discipling the next generation of believers. We want to see people come to know Christ, but we also must make disciples who will in turn go and make other disciples. Paul instructed Timothy to take what he had learned and then to teach other faithful men who would […]
During this course, we will be learning about culture and how to communicate with people from other cultures. Missionaries have often been accused of exporting Western culture and values alongside the gospel. We will talk about how to identify what parts of our and other cultures are good, bad, and/or neutral. Many of the differences […]
During this course, we will be looking at what our message is as we go overseas. Jesus said that “this message of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world and then the end will come”. So, we will focus on the message of the cross, the kingdom, and Christ. We will also look […]
During this course, we will talk about the most effective way to share the gospel with people of oral or non-literate cultures. We will talk about the power of storytelling and how chronological storying has been an effective tool in many missions contexts. We will also look at a lot of different audio and video […]
During this course, we will talk about simplifying our definition of church. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered, he is there among them. In some ways, we have professionalized Sunday morning services and have developed a Western model of church that might not fit into other contexts. We will look at how […]
This course teaches the process of planting churches among other cultures starting from stone clearing through leadership development. You will learn the different phases of church planting and learn concepts such as team formation, language learning, cultural acquisition, abundant gospel sowing, discovering people of peace, making disciples, planting churches, and raising up indigenous leaders.
This course teaches the universal elements of church planting movements. There are principles being used overseas that we can learn from where there is spontaneous, rapid multiplication of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches. We will study movements throughout the earth and talk about expansion of the kingdom.
During this course, we will be learning about the call to missions as well as the motivation for going to the mission field. The ultimate reason that we should be going to all nations is God’s glory. Worship is both the goal and the fuel of missions. We will focus on the “why” of missions […]
This is an introduction to missions course helping students understand the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives in missions. Missionary Perspectives gives an overview of the who, what, when, where, why, and how missions has been done from the time Christ gave the Great Commission until today. Emphasis will be placed on the task remaining: […]