This course examines the Missio Dei in light of faithful witness in today’s multicultural world. Special attention is given to the global nature of the missional mandate and students are equipped to identify, understand, and appreciate the role of culture in missions. Students draw upon this foundation to discuss specific cases of strategies in missional renewal for effective cross cultural missional engagements. Students then propose and defend a plan for engaging in an effective intercultural ministry.
Missions in today's multicultural world requires a different missional strategy. This course equips students to identify, understand, and appreciate the intercultural challenge of missions in today's world and be able to formulate an appropriate strategy for effective cross cultural missional engagements.
The mission field is no longer only a far and distant people. Rapid urbanisation, technology and improved means of transportation mean that most cities are becoming multicultural. Mission must be reinvisioned to include intercultural engagements within our communities. This course is important to prepare students for effective missional ministry in this 21st century, which is essentially intercultural.
This course is rooted in the biblical mandate of the Great Commission "preach the gospel to every creature" in order to someday have a "great multitude from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages" giving praise to the King. The mandate of the people of God is to reach all tribes and people. The course therefore follows biblical patterns of intercultural missions in pursuit of the Great commission.
The mandate of the Missio Dei is a global mandate which encompasses demands breaking cultural barriers. In pursuit of the missio Dei, this course helps to formulate and implement strategies for cross cultural engagement.
The course seeks to delve into the cultural milieu of the 21st century and draw on missional principles for effective engagements for the sake of the Missio Dei.
The thrust of this course is to help students understand how cultural nuances impacts the communication of the Gospel and how it impacts personal missional witness.
This course equips students to develop a mindset and strategy for effective intercultural engagements for the sake of the Missio Dei.
The study of this course engages the student for both personal transformation and ministry effectiveness through opportunities to understand, identify, and analyse the implications of culture for personal missions.