If you want to serve people and make a spiritual impact, consider the Missionary Nursing minor. This program prepares you for a ministry in medical missions so you can help people both physically and spiritually.
The Missionary Nursing minor is part of a Biblical Studies program at Faith. This program includes two years of study at Faith and two years of study at an accredited nursing school. Faith students can take their nurses training at the nearby Des Moines Area Community College and still live on the Faith campus all four years. You should fulfill the prerequisites of the nursing program as soon as possible, even during your high school years.
Mission fields of the world today need Biblically trained medical personnel to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of people. With the Missionary Nursing minor from Faith, you will be prepared to give expert and compassionate physical care and to minister to people's spiritual needs through witnessing and teaching. You will be ready for a lifetime of fruitful spiritual ministry for Christ.
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 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 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.
Students take nursing courses at Des Moines Area Community College or another nursing school.
Missions and Bible
964.0601 ext. 360
Mr. Lounsbrough joined the Faith faculty in 2008 after nearly 20 years of missionary service in Brazil. Much of his missionary ministry was teaching in a Bible college in Brazil, which gave him the missions and teaching experience that he now uses at Faith. Mr. Lounsbrough brings a passion and enthusiasm for missions that is contagious in the classroom. He continues his missionary work through international ministry trips. Mr. Lounsbrough and his family are active members of Community Baptist Church in Ankeny.
• B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
• M.Div., Northwest Baptist Seminary
Teaching and Missionary Ministry
• Baptist Mid-Missions missionary to Brazil
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
Current Issues in Missiology
Intro to Christian Missions
Missionary Nursing Seminar
Prin. of Church Planting & Growth
Readings in Missiology
Survey of World Missions
Contact Mr. Lounsbrough for more information about the Missions Department at Faith.
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