Courses in the Missions and Evangelism Program
M-ME 101 Personal Evangelism (2) Explores Scriptural methods of witnessing and leading people to a personal acceptance of Christ as Savior and teaching skills to reach new converts. A program of Scripture memorization, reading, and opportunities for practical experience in personal work are included.
M-ME 102 Introduction to Missions (2) An introduction to the Biblical, historical and practical foundations for world missions. It engages in issues related to the call of God, the process of getting to the field, and the contemporary issues facing today's missionary.
M-ME 201 MAP Seminar (1) A brief orientation to the history, purpose, and requirements of a Missionary Apprenticeship Program (MAP). The class will also seek to prepare the MAPer for deputation pre-field ministry, cross-cultural encounters on the field, and re-entry to the United States at the end of the MAP experience. Such practical subjects as finances, health, and etiquette will also be considered.
M-ME 204 Current Issues in Missiology (2) Explores a variety of contemporary trends in missions, involving such issues as globalization, postmodernism, changing motivations for missions, spiritual warfare, mission strategy, and incarnationalism. Each issue is defined, examined in the light of Scripture, and resolved in a practical manner.
M-ME 301 Survey of World Missions (3) A history of missions from Acts to the present with a study of great missionaries, past and present, and a survey of selected countries and missionaries.
M-ME 302 Readings in Missiology (2) A study of the church's mission, especially with respect to the nature, purpose, and methods of its missionary activity. The student is able to pursue technical studies in areas of contemporary mission interest, such as the theology of missions, history of missions, contextualization, and tentmaking.
M-ME 304 Sharing in Jewish Culture (1) Studies the history, teachings, and structure of rabbinic Judaism as well as the history and culture of Jewish people today. Students will memorize several important verses from the Tenach to use in sharing Yeshua as the Messiah.
M-ME 400 Missionary Apprenticeship Program (MAP) (0) An internship of a minimum of six weeks of practical experience on an approved home or foreign mission field, planned in agreement with the chair of the Department of Missions and Evangelism, and carried out under supervision of qualified missionaries. This course is intended to be taken during the summer prior to the student's junior or senior year.
M-ME 404 Cross-Cultural Communication (3) A study of the dynamics of communication and Christian ministry across cultures, including the study of the problems of spoken, written and non-verbal communication where cultural and/or linguistic boundaries must be crossed. There will be a focus on current issues having to do with cultural interactions and Christian witness, whether in the United States or abroad.
M-ME 405 Non-Christian Religions (2) An introduction to selected major world religions from a Biblical perspective, acquainting the student with the information and tools necessary to encounter those whose families and ancestors have held to these religions.
M-ME 406 Cults (2) A study of the history and theology of three major cults (Jehovah Witnesses, Mormonism, and Roman Catholicism) and several minor cults. Stress is placed on their specific doctrinal deviations from historic Christianity. The student is given information that will help in ministering to those influenced by these cults.
M-ME 407 Campus and International Students Ministry (1) Acquaints the student with the need for the campus and international students ministry, covers the principles and practice of the ministry, and provides opportunities to practice evangelism and discipleship in a campus and/or cross-cultural setting.
M-ME 409 Community Outreach (1) An introduction to the need and practice of community outreach.
M-ME 414 Principles of Church Planting and Church Growth (3) Discusses the major need for church planters both in North America and abroad. The course analyzes methods that may be employed in church planting, ways to overcome the hindrances to church planting and development, and the theology of church growth. The intent of the course is to equip the student to start a church.
M-ME 416 Missions Seminar (3) Designed to assist the student with preparations for the mission field. It deals with the will of God in relation to missions, and covers both pre-field preparations and matters of concern on the field. Special emphasis is placed on the missionary's relationship to his home church, mission agency, and fellow workers.
M-ME 601 Missionary Nursing Seminar (2) Discusses the Biblical perspective of health and disease and seeks to develop a practical strategy for meeting medical needs on mission fields, either in the United States or abroad. It examines the effect of culture and environment on health and the perception of health. The challenge of understanding and dealing with alternative medical systems from a Christian viewpoint will be included.
M-ME 611 Beginning Sign Language* (2) A study of the alphabet, hand shapes, numbers, phrases, and basic vocabulary necessary for communicating with the deaf. Emphasis will be given to some of the problems faced by the deaf person in a hearing world.
M-ME 612 Intermediate Sign Language* (2) Additional work in finger-spelling and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on correct signing of multiple-meaning words and developing receptive and expressive skills. Prerequisite: M-ME 611 Beginning Sign Language
M-ME 621 Advanced Sign Language I* (2) A review of Beginning and Intermediate Sign Language including hearing idioms with an emphasis on developing interpreting skills in individual segments of the church program (e.g., songs, Scripture reading, announcements, special music). Prerequisite: M-ME 612 Intermediate Sign Language
M-ME 622 Advanced Sign Language II* (2) A study of deaf idioms including actual class interpretations of Bible lessons and special church services such as communion, weddings, baptisms, and funerals. Time will be given for the developing of reverse interpretation skills. Emphasis will also be given to the role of the interpreter in the deaf ministry of the local church. No voice will be used in this class. Prerequisite: M-ME 621 Advanced Sign Language
*Sign Language is recognized as a foreign language; courses may be used toward obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree, which requires 2 years of a foreign language.
M-ME 623, 624 Computers in Ministry (1) Provides Biblical principles relating to computers for personal and ministerial use. Issues of appropriateness and practical uses are introduced. Students survey various technologies in class and are required to demonstrate computer competence through hands-on assignments.
Handbell ConcertOctober 24
Join us for an enjoyable concert featuring the solo handbell artistry of Christine Anderson.
Fall Bible ConferenceNovember 3-7
Faith Board members and other personnel explore the theme For Our Admonition—Lessons from the Old Testament.
Impact Youth ConferenceNovember 8–Owatonna, Minnesota
Bring your teens to a full day of activities and spiritual challenge.