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THE 240

Theology of Mission

Semester Units



THE 160

Course Description

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.

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