Evangelism in the City3.0 credits
This course builds on the premise that God will build His Church in each of the variegated cultural environments of this world. It shares what Scripture says about the communication of God’s Word for understanding with special emphasis on the sociological factors that impede the growth of God’s Church in the cities of our world and what can be done to overcome these barriers to meaningful Gospel communication.
Advanced Church Planting3.0 credits
Ideas and methods for church planting from the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date sources, taught by texts, lectures, field trips, guest church planters and documentary videos shot at mission locations. Resources for church planting motivation, material needs, site location, finding and discipling members, organizing groups, leadership, planning and personal development of the church planter and his fellow workers.
Planting Churches Across Cultures3.0 credits
This course focuses on the factors that make planting churches across cultural boundaries difficult. It assists the student in developing the kind of cross-cultural sensitivity and skills that open the way for organizing gathered believers of cultures different from that of the students into scriptural congregations.
Urban Church Planting3.0 credits
Use of research information from the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date print and electronic media resources to prepare church planters and their support groups to impact the burgeoning large cities of the world with the Gospel. Teaching methods in the course include lecture, audio and videocassette documentaries, field trips, seminar reports, readings and teleconferencing.
Church Planting in the Multi-Cultural Setting3.0 credits
Today people of different cultures and languages live side by side in the same neighborhood. This course analyzes cultural differences and suggests scriptural and present-day models for church planting in such situations. It develops theoretical and practical skills for mission planting in a culturally diverse environment.
Theology of Evangelism3.0 credits
A workshop will be conducted using both the lecture and the seminar teaching methodologies. The trinitarian formula will be adhered to in bringing out the theological concepts pertaining to evangelism: the image of God, the Fall, the metaphors of forgiveness, conversion, sanctification, eternal life, etc.
The Ise of Media in Evangelism3.0 credits
Classroom instruction and on-the-job experience in developing programs which implement the pastors outreach in communicating Christ to the media community. Learning experiences through lectures, studio performance, audio-visuals and class presentations.
Evangelistic Preaching3.0 credits
Evangelistic preaching in the United States will be analyzed, beginning with the Puritan preachers during the Great Awakening (1730-1760). The topical, expository and narrative configurations will be illustrated, and the most prominent tropes in homiletics will be studied.
Witness to Intellectuals3.0 credits
An examination of the roles the contemporary person, particularly the educated, plays in the social milieu. Analysis of ways of reaching the Christian and non-Christian educated through the study of secular literature and the biblical model of dialogue. Special emphasis: campus ministry, witnessing to international students and to intellectuals.
Independent Study3.0 credits
When students wish to fulfill a special need, they may request an independent study course through the director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Missiology Program.
Directed Readings3.0 credits
Directed readings may be from one to three quarter hours. They are to be arranged with the director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Missiology Program.