Marriage Counseling A Cross-Cultural Approach (Credit: 2 or 3 hours )
ECTS 4 or 5
The orientation of Introduction to Missions is both biblical and contemporary. The course takes an international approach to missions. This approach is supported by the strong biblical view and treatment of missions in the course. The Bible’s teaching on missions is outlined through use of both Old and New Testaments. Two missions themes, international and biblical, are treated throughout the course: those of the redemptive people of God and Christ’s strategy of missions. Christ’s Great Commission is presented as an authoritative model for a strategy of missions today. The course is designed to be of practical use in the life and ministry of the student. The missions principles and teachings from the Bible are focused on contemporary issues, in order to assist the student in: (1) responding personally to missions, (2) teaching others about missions, and (3) solving current missions-related problems in his own country.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Understand the general outline of the Bible’s teaching on missions, with its priority on evangelism and appreciate that priority.2.Trace the theme of a redemptive people of God through the Old and New Testaments.3.Understand the Christian’s responsibility, both in a personal way and as a member of a local church, to participate in the Christian mission.4.Appreciate the strategic times and opportune conditions of the world today for participation in the Christian mission.5.Interpret and apply the Ephesian epistle, as well as other Bible passages, in relation to the missionary situation in your own country and church, and in relation to how you respond personally to missions.6.Identify the key role of the local church in God’s plan for world evangelization.7.Appreciate the importance of a national identity both of a Christian and of a church, but value more your wider identity as a member of the universal body of Christ.8.Apply biblical missionary principles to current missions-related problems in your own country, as well as in other cultures.9.Recognize the challenges and problems involved in cross-cultural ministry, and appreciate the dynamic of culture when engaging in such ministry.10.Understand the missionary nature of the Holy Spirit and His work as Initiator, Empowerer, Motivator, and Superintendent of Missions.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%