Whether you are thinking about becoming a missionary, are passionate about promoting global mission in your church context, or want to think hard about mission theology and practice, this subject is for you.
Often Christians accept the mandate of mission without examining its theological roots. This subject helps students develop a whole-Bible mission theology.
It takes students on a tour to visit some of the pivotal movements, moments, and men and women in mission history, learning lessons and drawing inspiration from the past.
It also looks at various cultural and strategic issues for global mission today and tomorrow, including the practicalities of cross-cultural mission and the challenge of engaging local churches in God’s worldwide mission.
Digging into the scriptures, reflecting on the past, examining the present and imagining the future are all part of developing good mission thinking and practice. This fascinating subject offers an entry point, whether you’re looking for a single subject on global mission or a launching pad for further study.
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|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points|
||EM005 and EM006|
|Teachers||David Williams and Louise Simon|
1. A basic study of the biblical witness to the mission of God to humanity, including:
2. An introduction to the expansion of the Christian movement, including:
3. An introduction to the cultural factors which affect mission today, including:
4. A survey of strategies and issues in contemporary Christian world mission, including:
5. Mobilising local churches in support of world mission:
In this subject, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages covered in the syllabus. Students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this introductory subject.