An investigation of the biblical theology of mission. The student will analyze three distinct but interrelated areas: The biblical and theological foundations of mission; the Kingdom of God as the theme of mission; and progressive revelation throughout salvation history. The student will be able to construct his/her own missional theological framework.
Mission must be driven by a theology that is biblically centered, but without ignoring historical and contextual issues. This course will lead the student to thoughtfully analyze the basis and the context for Biblical mission in the contemporary setting. The student will be able to develop and apply a theology of mission to whatever context she finds herself. Because the course deals with the foundational basis for mission, it will benefit the student in a variety of career or volunteer paths such as theological education, missional and missiological training, and sociological, pastoral, and anthropological studies.
Followers of Christ must draw its biblical and theological foundations for mission from the Scriptures in order to be a transformational mission to the world. The missional task call for a biblical and theological reflection that will lead to a missional praxis that is consistent with the evangelical faith.
Missional Theology must be constructed from the Scripture as its foundational source and motivation.
Missional Theology must be constructed from a solid missional perspective.
Missional Theology must be a legitimate contextual theology, constructed from a critical contextualized framework.
Missional Theology must be constructed from an intercultural dialogue with a variety of ethnic Christian voices.
Missional Theology must be a potent voice to a solid and sound praxis.
Missional Theology must be geared toward a constant and healthy transformational experience.