Program

 

Program

If you have an interest in missions, you can choose the Missions minor in the Biblical Studies or Local Church Ministries programs. In the Biblical Studies major/Missions minor, you gain important training in missions in addition to your solid Bible and theological. In the Local Church Ministries major/Missions minor, you are prepared to serve effectively in local church teaching ministries on the mission field.

Ministry Opportunities

 

Ministry Opportunities


If you have an interest in missionary service, you will want to consider the Missions minor. It is an excellent program for a wife who plans to serve with her husband in missionary service, or if you want to be involved in Christian education work on the mission field. This minor is also helpful if you want to be better able to support and promote missions in your local church. Missions is the heartbeat of God. Having a missions minor will help you be better attuned to the heart of God.

Overview

 

Missions Minor
Missions is a vital part of the Lord's work today. If you have an interest in missions, you can choose the Missions minor in the Biblical Studies or Local Church Ministries program. In this minor you gain important training in missions in addition to your Bible and education training so you are prepared to serve the Lord effectively wherever He may lead you.

Courses

 

Courses

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 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 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.

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