Missions is our Entrust Institute course for the Winter/Spring of 2023. I hope you can join us on Sunday evenings at 6:15 at Rocky Creek Church.
You can either come as you want and get the training, or you can get seminary-level credit through the Entrust Institute or North Greenville University.
Trace the movement of the mission of God throughout the pages of Scripture and the history of the Church. Learn what Christ has called us to do worldwide, and discover how you can be involved.
In this course, students are introduced to Christian Missions through a brief examination of biblical and theological foundations, historical missions, modern missionary practices, and the future of missions around the world.
At the completion of this course, the student will:
- Understand the biblical and theological foundations of Christian missions.
- Understand the historical, current, and future missionary strategies around the world.
- Identify the practical implications of Christian missions for the local church.
- Analyze the concepts of missional contextualization and explain how to best utilize it in missions.
- Explain theological issues related to the mission of God from a biblical, systematic, and cultural framework coherently and clearly.
- Intro to Christian Mission
- Biblical Basis for Mission
- Theology of Mission
- History of Mission
- Modern Paradigms of Mission
- Survey of the Global Church
- Holistic Mission
- Mobilizing the Local Church
- Missiology of Western Culture
- Mission and World Religion
- Urban Mission
- Missions Today
- The Missionary Task
To be a part of this course, you don’t have to read these books, but they are required for those getting course credit through the Entrust Institute.
- Goheen, Michael W. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History, and Issues. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. (444 Pages)
- Johnson, Andy. Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global. Wheaton: Crossway, 2017. (126 Pages)
- International Mission Board, Foundations v.4, 2022. (168)