MIS5110EN - Advanced Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Course description

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is designed around four vantage points or perspectives—Biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic. Each perspective highlights a different aspect of God's global purpose. Students will explore God's heart for the nations, the role of the local church and mission agencies in the Great Commission, and the importance of living a strategic lifestyle. Students will analyze various roles in fulfilling this commission and develop an individual plan.

How this course benefits students

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is designed around four vantage points or perspectives—Biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic. Each perspective highlights a different aspect of God's global purpose. Students will explore God's heart for the nations, the role of the local church and mission agencies in the Great Commission, and the importance of living a strategic lifestyle. Students will analyze various roles in fulfilling this commission and develop an individual plan.

Why this course is important

God has a role for every Christian in his global purpose. Whether people go to distance places or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover—vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course crucial for any Christian.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Mission Studies
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

God is a missionary God who first revealed his purpose through a promise to Abraham (Genesis 12). He has steadily unfolded his plan throughout all nations and generations to bring about his glory. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will explore God's purpose regarding evil and Jesus' strategic interest in Gentiles (Acts).

Missionally driven

Students will analyze the mission of God (missio dei) in the past and in the present, with a focus upon developing a specific plan to join him in his work.

Contextually informed

Students will explore life lesson from impactful missional leaders through the ages and apply them to their individual contexts.

Interculturally focused

The gospel is for all peoples (ethne). Students of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will create culturally appropriate methods for expressing their faith.

Practically minded

Through Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, students will evaluate some of the strategic opportunities to help complete the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20). Students will determine their part in living out a world Christian lifestyle that involves going, sending, welcoming, mobilizing, and/or praying

Experientially transformed

Students will be exposed to mission-practitioners and experience learning by forming interacting and forming relationships with those living out the Great Commission in transformative ways.