The Missio Dei is the work of God in the world. In this course, students will develop a theological framework for understanding God and his work in the world through an ecological perspective, demonstrating an understanding of the divine purpose for creation.
In order to understand the full scope of God's work in the world including how the non-human creation will be redeemed, students need to develop a biblical and systematic theology of creation from its origins to eschatology.
The Missio Dei is usually broader than our own missional concerns. Such a course is needed to expand our horizons.
This course will develop an ecotheology and understand of God's full mission in the world from a biblical perspective.
Students will learn to understand the mission of God to ultimately include all of reality, and how this shapes the mission of the church.
This course will allows students to contextualise mission for any setting as it casts mission in terms of God's concern for all of creation.
Students will learn to contextualise God's all encompassing mission to creation locally.
Students will be prepared to engage in mission in a holistic fashion.
Students will be forced to reconsider the scope of mission.