This course is designed to develop a theology of the church from the biblical text in order to construct a foundation for church planting. Church planting must be principally examined from its biblical rather than its practical effectiveness. The first question is not whether church planting can be an effective evangelism tool within a community, but rather, is church planting a biblical concept? This course is designed to develop a theology of church planting from the foundation of Scripture.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Evangelistic church planting requires a commitment to biblical authority and concepts. This course is designed to equip students with the foundation necessary for evangelistic church planting.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
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 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. (CLOs: A, B, C)
Book Critique Assignment
The student will write a book review of his or her choosing from the Required Resource section above. For each Book Critique, the student will write a 1,000–1,200-word, well-written paper in current Turabian format that meets the requirements in the Book Critique Assignment Instructions. (CLOs: A, B)
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
The student will compose an Annotated Bibliography of at least 20 works related to the Evangelistic Church Planting Paper Assignment. These sources should be related to the paper you intend to write. (CLOs: A, B, C)
Evangelistic Church Planting Paper Assignment
Quiz: Course Completion
This quiz will cover the course content. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes and have a 3-hour time limit. It will consist of multiple choice and essay questions. (CLOs: A, B)