Church Planting Methods and Culture – EVAN 610

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course combines study of various cross-cultural church planting methods with exegesis of North American culture. In specific, focus will be given to generational, ethnicity, and people group differences.

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


While the principles of the Word of God are timeless, ministry effectiveness must also give careful consideration to cultures and contexts. One model of ministry does not fit all people groups. We must learn to contextualize our ministry methods and models to match the needs and sensitivities of the people we are called to reach with the person God has made us into.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 800 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge supported by at least 3 relevant citations. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 400 words and be supported by at least 2 relevant citations. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Self-Assessment Assignment

Each student will write at least an 8-page self-assessment summary of the results found in the Discovery Tools Assessment. The assignment must adhere to current Turabian style. (CLOs: A, C, E)

Book Review Assignments (3)

The student will write three 8–10-page Book Reviews in current Turabian format that focus on the book identified in the course. The assignment must follow the review system provided in the assignment instructions and grading rubric. (CLOs: A, B, C, D)

Ministry Application Proposal Assignment

The student will write a assignment of at least 15 pages that demonstrates the ability to apply the principles and information learned in the course into a workable plan for a church plant or the revitalization of an existing church. The assignment must include at least 10 references and adhere to current Turabian style. (CLOs: A, E, F)