Theology of Mission
This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of the Mission of God and how it shapes their own calling. The course examines and interprets a range of common theological issues as they relate to Christian mission, integrating them into the idea of the Mission of God in order to impart to the student a Biblical perspective on the matter of global and local mission.
Course Learning Outcomes
Defend, theologically, the missional nature of God and how it affects everything we do in ministry.
Identify and explain the biblical principles of mission as revealed in Scripture.
Explain the missional nature of Jesus’ life and ministry.
Describe the missional nature of the incarnated Church and identify how that affects the Church’s vocation.
Identify the role of the Holy Spirit in mission and connect with His work.
Analyze the culture, society, and worldview of one’s context to engage in relevant ministry.
Apply missional practices of ministry to one’s calling.
Articulate a theology of context and the importance of missionally engaging people of other cultures and religion in his/her context.
Identify and explain the needs, trends, and patterns of mission around the world.
Describe one’s missional responsibilities that are formed by their theology of mission and informed by the global missional needs.
Articulate, defend, and apply his/her own personal theology of mission.