MIS3100EN - 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. Within the Biblical and historical sections, students will discover God's relentless work from the dawn of history until today. Study of the cultural and strategic sections will help students understand that they are in the midst of a costly, yet very doable commission.

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. Within the Biblical and historical sections, students will discover God's relentless work from the dawn of history until today. Study of the cultural and strategic sections will help students understand that they are in the midst of a costly, yet very doable commission.

Why this course is important

World Christians must understand their part in God's story and identify ways to become part of God's global mission. The course's aim is not to persuade students to become missionaries. Neither is it to train in skills needed as a missionary. The point is to persuade students of the feasibility of joining God on mission and to set students on a path of ongoing learning so that they may wisely play their part in God's global purpose.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Mission Studies
Educational level
Bachelor
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

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement highlights the unchanging promises of God as they unfold from Genesis to Revelation. God begins with a promise to Abraham (Genesis 12) which culminates with a church among every tribe, language, people, and nation (Revelation 5:9 and 7:9).

Missionally driven

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will open students' eyes to the mission of God in this world. Students will examine God at work throughout history and discern where they might join him in his mission in the world.

Contextually informed

Students of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will be exposed to life lessons from believers through the ages that will enable them to develop approaches to fulfilling the Great Commission in their individual contexts.

Interculturally focused

The gospel is for all peoples (ethne). Students of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will become acquainted with various ways of sharing their faith among those of different cultures.

Practically minded

There are endless opportunities to complete the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20). Students of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will discover practical opportunities to leverage their passions, training, and expertise for his glory at home and abroad.

Experientially transformed

Through Christ Jesus we will eventually see the expressions of the New Testament church thriving among every tribe, language, people, and nation (Revelation 5:9 and 7:9). Perspectives of the World Christian Movement will allow students to reflect upon real world events and interact with others who are active in fulfilling the Great Commission.