BIB2150: Global Studies

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 11/07/2023

Course Description

This semester-long course focuses on global missions with an emphasis on the biblical and theological foundations for sharing the gospel across the world. Students will explore the history of Christian missions and strategies for sharing the message of Christ to individuals of differing cultures. The course will provide an understanding of the commitment required of those who are called to mission work.

Prerequisite

Survey of the Bible or Apologetics or permission from principal.

Schedule

Module 1: Introduction and Foundations of Global Missions

  • Week 1: The Great Commission
  • Week 2: The Language of Missions, Reflections & Quiz
  • Week 3: The Biblical Foundation for Missions
  • Week 4: The Theological Foundation of Missions
  • Week 5: The Church and Eschatology & Test

Module 2: The History of Global Missions

  • Week 6: Pre-Modern Missions: The Early Church to the Reformation
  • Week 7: Pietist Missions, Anglican Missions. and Lessons Learned & Quiz
  • Week 8: The Modern Missions Movement
  • Week 9: Missionary Profile Assignment & Quarter 1 Exam

Module 3: Culture and Global Missions

  • Week 10: Culture & Intercultural Communications
  • Week 11: Cultural Contextualization & Quiz
  • Week 12: World Religions: Non-Biblical Religious, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism
  • Week 13: World Religions: Buddhism and Animism & Test

Module 4: Global Missions in Practice

  • Week 14: Discipleship
  • Week 15: Pragmatic Discipleship and Church Planting
  • Week 16: Quiz & Knowing and Going
  • Week 17: The Role of the Local Church & Understanding Twenty-first Century Missions
  • Week 18: Information, Communication and Population in Twenty-first Century Missions & Quarter 2 Exam

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