MIS6400EN - Theories & Methods of Sharing Your Faith with New Religious Movement Friends

Course description

Analysis of effective principles of communication in relation to new religious movements. Students will synthesize principles of cross-cultural communication with principles of cross-cultural evangelism in order to create a model that is applicable to evangelizing new religious movements.

How this course benefits students

Students live in an increasingly multicultural world of different ethnicities, political views, and cultural practices. Along with those differences comes the realization that that not everyone believes the same things on the big questions of life. In fact, not only are there significant differences but there are different communities that embody those beliefs. The number of these communities is increasing. New religious movements are on the rise and are attracting new members in search of something they have not been able to find in the more mainstream religious traditions. Those looking to understand and interact with such groups will benefit from gaining knowledge about the beliefs and practices of such groups.

Why this course is important

The gospel needs to be communicated in such a way that those who are being ministered to can understand it. That means those who share the gospel must do so in a manner that is interculturally effective. This course will provide students the tools to accomplish that.

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

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will instruct students in effectively communicating the gospel among new religious movements

Missionally driven

Sharing the gospel with those in another religion, tradition or culture is the heart of this class.

Contextually informed

This course places heavy emphasis on the need to communicate the gospel in a manner that is appropriate given the contextual setting.

Interculturally focused

Principles of inter-cultural communication and cross-cultural evangelism will be the focus of this course.

Practically minded

This course equips students to tailor their means of communication and the message itself in ways that are practically beneficial for effectively ministering to adherents of new religious movements.

Experientially transformed

Students are encouraged to interact with adherents of new religious movements.