MDM6130EN - The Self and Other in the Clinical Encounter

Course description

This course will urge students in their missional endeavors to remain connected to God day and night to sustain their motivation and seek the Lord's guidance in all matters.

How this course benefits students

Students need to ceaselessly rely on God, understand His nature and not His ways, trust His timetable and not their own, and not make autonomous decisions.

Why this course is important

Students should always remember that foremost they are serving to please God and no human being.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Medical Mission
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Roland Wilson, Professor of Medical Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Missionary healthcare workers should always view their acts of service as forms of worship, because they are working to glorify God and not any mortal.

Missionally driven

Missionary healthcare workers are called to love patients through the darkness of their disease. Christ’s love and merciful touch manifesting through them may be the only Bible that a patient will ever read.

Contextually informed

The countenance and conduct of missionary healthcare workers should be reflections of the likeness of the Lord in all they say and do.

Interculturally focused

Missionary healthcare workers should never look down on anyone else unless they are reaching down to help them.

Practically minded

Students should regularly refer to the Bible and prayerfully seek answers and guidance regarding any problem they may encounter personally or on the mission field.

Experientially transformed

When missionary healthcare workers wholeheartedly rely on God, they will be spiritually equipped to cope with those periods of weakness and weariness that they will inevitably encounter in themselves and others.