A Biblical and Missiological Theology of the City – CHMN 850

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 01/31/2022

Course Description

This course introduces students to a biblical and missional theology of the city. Students will learn that, beginning in Genesis and ending in the Book of Revelation, the Bible offers a distinctive view of the city and its place in the mission of God and the mission of the church. Students will acquire a solid biblical and theological framework within which they can design a ministry to the city that is faithful to God’s word and God’s mission while serving the distinctive needs of the city.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Cities and urban metropolises are facing the 21st century challenges associated in a world with radical changes consisting of economic uncertainties, technological innovations, and social, ethical and religious values. Thus, this course academic journey provides the content to study and acquire the knowledge, to help Christian leaders and ministers, in the work to evangelize and disciple cities and urban metropolises’ populations with the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

A. Identify, understand and describe biblical missiology and theology concepts for cities and urban metropolises ministries. 

B. Explain current biblical missiology and theology to grow urban churches in North American metropolises for urban ministries' methods.

C. Explain current urban church planting methods, for urban ministry practices, in North American metropolises.

D. Understand current urban ministries misunderstandings in North American metropolises.

E. Complete your biblical missiology and theology based model for cities and urban metropolises ministries. 

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

You will post one thread of at least 300 words. You also are required to post two replies of at least 200 words. For each thread, you are required to support assertions with at least 3 scholarly citations and 3 Bible references in Turabian format. Each reply is required to incorporate at least 2 scholarly citations in Turabian format. Any sources cited are required to be published within the last five years. Acceptable sources are scholastic journals, academic and course textbooks. (MLOs: A, B, C, D) 

You will write the Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: Model Assignment with your biblical missiology and theology of urban ministries based on the course content material’s analysis and study, your understanding of the Bible, and own experience in ministry. This work will be written in parts throughout the course; thus, specific instructions for each of them are included in the assignment for the respective module. This model will be your foundation to practical urban ministries, to reach with the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the population groups in cities and urban metropolises in North America metropolises during this time and history in Christendom. The Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: Model Assignment is composed of the following individual assignments that you will write for the respective modules in the course:

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: Overview/Introduction Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The Biblical Theology of the OT Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The Poetical Literature of the OT Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The NT Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The Mission of Israel Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The Mission of the Church Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: The Mission of Jesus and the Mission of the Church Assignment—This assignment must be between 2–3 pages, in current Turabian format. At least 3 scholarly sources with citations included throughout the paper must be used. Furthermore, at least 3 biblical texts must be used.

Missiology and Theology of Urban Ministries Paper: Model Assignment—The end result work for this assignment—an edited combination of the work from previous assignments—must be between 15–20 pages in current Turabian format. At least 15 scholarly sources, with citations included throughout the paper, must be used. Furthermore, at least 15 biblical texts must be used.

(MLOs: A, B, C, D, E)

You will create a missionary ministry blueprint plan using this course’s content and your own personal ministry experience. This work describes in detail the practical process to start and implement a new ministry to reach with the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the population groups in the cities and urban metropolises of North America. The paper must be 5–6 pages in current Turabian format, with a minimum of 7 citations.

(MLOs: A, C, D)