Development of World Christianity

Development of World Christianity Course Description

By the end of the course the student should be able to:
(i)     Explain the biblical foundation for world mission, define what “mission” is, demonstrate both that the main theme of the Bible is the restoration of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of God on earth and the redemption of people from every tongue, nation, and tribe for His glory, and that its content is chiefly about God (what He has done, what He is doing now, and what He will do in the future).
(ii)    Clearly understand God’s mission in the world, including the development of the world Christian movement throughout history, what God is doing now and expectations for the future, and be informed about and understand the strategic challenges and possibilities available for reaching out across different cultures with the Gospel message.
(iii)   Make informed decisions about his/her involvement in helping to fulfil the Great commission (Matt 28:19) in his/her country or abroad, whether as a go-er, active sender, equipper, or a welcomer.
(iv)   Explain in detail God’s mission in the world using four perspectives:  Biblical (the goal of bringing redemption to all nations), Historical (the progress of the world Christian movement), Cultural (how culture and context impact the practice of mission) andStrategic (strategies of evangelism and church planting).
(v)    Present a detailed research paper on strategies for reaching a specific cultural group (other than the student’s own culture).