Courses

  • MISS-3003 Vocational Ministry

    A course that examines a range of issues related to Christian ministry when it is not fully remunerated by a church or parachurch agency. Emphasis is placed on applying one-s gifts and talents in diverse fields of endeavor that are commonly viewed as -secular- but with the explicit goal of building up the kingdom of God worldwide. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-3003. Normally offered every fall semester.

  • MISS-3013 Mission Preparation

    A course taught by one who has served as a missionary. The following subjects are treated: the New Testament concept of missions and missions today; a description of the work of a missionary; doctrinal preparation for the mission field; emotional preparation; spiritual preparation; preparing the supporting home church missionary cycle, entering the host country; communicating with the home church; effective missionary methods for various fields; maintaining physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health in the mission field. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-3033. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • MISS-3033 Biblical Missions Methods

    A course that examines a range of issues related to Christian ministry when it is not fully remunerated by a church or parachurch agency. Emphasis is placed on applying one-s gifts and talents in diverse fields of endeavor that are commonly viewed as -secular- but with the explicit goal of building up the kingdom of God worldwide. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-3003. Normally offered every fall semester.

  • MISS-3113 Women in Missions

    A study of the unique opportunities, challenges and difficulties which single and married women face on the mission field. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MISS-3143 Introduction to Asian Civilizations

    Introduces the major cultural themes of East, Southeast, and South Asia. Students will learn about the geographical, social, political, economic, cultural and religious features of the three major regions of Asia. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. Same as SOCI-3143. Non-textual. This course is offered as needed.

  • MISS-3153 Urban Ministry

    An examination of diverse aspects of ministry within urban contexts both in the United States and abroad. Topical areas covered include cities in the Bible, principles of urban evangelism and missions, urban church growth, and ministry in contexts of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MISS-3213 Church Growth

    A study of the dynamics of the intersection between gospel, church and culture. Emphasis will be given to how the gospel engages cultures through the life and witness of the church. Same as BIBL-3153. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • MISS-3313 Cross-Cultural Ministry

    A course that examines spiritual, theological, and missiological issues involved in ministering to individuals and groups in intercultural contexts, both foreign and domestic. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-3333. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

  • MISS-3513 World Religions

    A comparative study of the beliefs and practices, as well as the historical and sociological impact, of several of the world-s principal religious traditions. These include indigenous traditions, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. Same as SOCI-3513. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MISS-3613 Cultural Anthropology

    A course that is designed with the intent of enhancing students- cultural intelligence, specifically in terms of understanding cultural diversity and functioning more effectively in culturally diverse contexts. A significant component of the course is devoted to the study of the anthropology of religion. This course fulfills the non-Western civilization requirement in the Core Curriculum. Same as BIBL-3613 and SOCI-3613. This course is normally offered every spring semester.

  • MISS-3673 New Religious Movements

    This course examines both religious and quasi-religious teachings and practices in a variety of newer religious movements of diverse cultural and philosophical origins. This course fulfills the non-Western civilization requirement in the Core Curriculum. Same as SOCI-3673. This course is offered as needed.

  • MISS-4113 The Local Church and Missions

    A study of the responsibility of the local church in world evangelism with suggestions concerning how to lead the local church to accept and carry out its missionary work. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-4113. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MISS-4313 Missions in the Contemporary World

    A study of the impact of various issues upon mission work as it is actually being carried out today around the world, taught by a visiting missionary. Content varies according to the particular field experience of the instructor. Non-textual. Same as BIBL-4303. This course is normally offered as needed.

  • MISS-4633 Intercultural Communication I

    A survey of the basic concepts of how people communicate effectively across cultural boundaries, with special attention given to the complex nature culture plays in communication. ENGL-4633 fosters in students an understanding and appreciation of their own culture and cultural patterns of communication and those of other cultures. Same as COMM-4633, ENGL-4633 and SOCI-4633. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • MISS-4643 Intercultural Communication II

    A continuation of MISS-4633, typically taught while a student is living in a foreign culture. Same as ENGL-4643 and SOCI-4643. Non-textual. This course is offered as needed.

  • MISS-4714 Missions Practicum

    On-site supervised ministry experience in a missions situation, either foreign or domestic, by invitation and with a faculty supervisor. The course includes readings, a journal, and a thorough evaluation by the field supervisor. Non-textual. This course is offered as needed.

  • MISS-4743 International Consulting and Development

    A study and application of the international consulting process using social-entrepreneurial tools to address problems in developing nations. Topics addressed include: poverty, -when helping hurts-, microfinance, access to capital, problems with aid, social entrepreneurship, fair trade, performance analysis, conscious capitalism, and service centered missions. Each student will work individually and in a team to address a specific, real-world problem or change effort currently underway in a variety of international settings. Same as COMM-4743, INTL-4743, and MGMT-4743 This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MISS-4813 Missions Experience

    Content varies. Course may be repeated. This course is offered as needed.

  • MISS-4900 Independent Study in Missions

    Assigned readings, reports or projects based on the needs of the individual student. Normally taken only by juniors or seniors with approval of the dean of the college. (2-3 hours) This course is offered as needed.