Intercultural Studies Track
||Introduction to Christian Mission|
|MSNS 3103||Practice of Mission|
|PRTH 3203||Evangelism and Church Growth|
||Book of Acts|
|PHIL 4003||Religions of the World|
|PRTH 3903||Sociology of Religion|
MSNS 2003 Introduction to Christian Mission
An introduction to the study of World missions adapted to the general needs of all Christians engaged in the missionary mandate. Consideration is given to (1) the bibical and theological basis of missions; (2) the call, personal qualifications, and selection of missionary personnel; and (3) the nature and objectives of the missionary task. Fall.
MSNS 3103 Practice of Mission
A practical inquiry into the nature of the missionary enterprise in cross-cultural communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The study involves consideration of: (1) the personal and administrative issues encountered on the fields; (2) the concerns of the development of indigenous churches; and (3) the implications of "church growth" theory for missions. Spring.
PRTH 3203 Evangelism and Church Growth
This course is a survey of the history, principles, and methods of evangelism in the United States. Particular attention is given to Jesus' plan of evangelism and how to overcome problems connected with personal witnessing. This course includes principles and methods of church growth int he United States, church planting, and strategies of growth for small, middle-sized, and large churches. Fall.
BLIT 3603 Book of Acts
The Historical circumstances, literary structure and text of the Book of Acts are carefully examined with special attention to the dynamics, mission and message of the early Church. The course is designed to acquaint the students with all facets of Apostolic Christianity in its genesis. Spring, alternate years.
PHIL 4003 Religions of the World
A study of relational behaviors in small group dynamics. A study of task and interpersonal behaviors is basic for efficient problem-solving in groups. Types, principles and methods of discussion are emphasized. Fall, odd years.
PRTH 3903 Sociology of Religion
This course examines the institution of religion in society. The goal of the course is practical as well as theoretical. Therefore, in addition to the contributions of major social theorists, current religious research will be given to issues which influence the health and effectiveness of congregations. Spring.