ECO2100EN - Intro to Ecological Mission

Course description

Ecomissiology defines the mission of the church in terms of reconciliation at all levels, i.e. environmental care is fundamental to disciple making and discipleship. In this course, students will compare and contrast different ideas of ecomission and analyse how the church can engage in environmental mission.

How this course benefits students

In order to engage in mission in the context of rapid environmental change, students need a biblical theological framework for ecomission, as well as an understanding of environmental issues. This course will allow students to understand the connection people have to their environment.

Why this course is important

Our world is undergoing rapid change at human hands. The church needs to repent and equip itself for holistic mission.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Ecology Studies
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2023-03 (Jan. 8, 2024 - March 4, 2024)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Mick Pope, Professor of Environmental Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will develop ideas of ecomissiology and environmental mission using a biblical theological framework.

Missionally driven

Students will develop an understanding of mission that includes addressing environmental needs.

Contextually informed

This course allows students to contextualise ecomission to local needs and ministry opportunities.

Interculturally focused

Students will examine how different cultures relate to their environment and hence how to engage in mission in that culture.

Practically minded

Students will be able to engage in environmental mission.

Experientially transformed

Students will be forced to reconsider the scope of mission.