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APPL 581

Missional Church

(A) (Distance Education Option Available)

On Campus Course Description for Fall 2018


This course has in mind the empowerment of the church in urban centers for mission and ministry. It recognizes the cultural, ethnic and social diversity of contemporary cities and the challenges this holds for effective witness and service.  It is also cognizant of the internal challenges facing the church with its religious consumer mentality, its lack of a corporate missional identity and its cultural captivity. This course presents the fundamental missional identity of the church and its call to be the servant of God's kingdom purposes. It will ground this missional identity and kingdom vision in the doctrine of the triune God. From this starting point, in the context of expositions from John 20 and the book of Acts, the course explores models of the church, strategies for effective witness and service, themes in holistic mission and the contours of a missional spirituality. These themes are explored within the setting of the challenges, problems and possibilities of our urban environments. 



Distance Education Course Description

This course has in mind the empowerment of the church in urban centers for mission and ministry. It recognizes the cultural, ethnic and social diversity of contemporary cities and the challenges this holds for effective witness and service.  It is also cognizant of the internal challenges facing the church with its religious consumer mentality, its lack of a corporate missional identity and its cultural captivity. This course presents the fundamental missional identity of the church and its call to be the servant of God's kingdom purposes. It will ground this missional identity and kingdom vision in the doctrine of the triune God. From this starting point, in the context of expositions from John 20 and the book of Acts, the course explores models of the church, strategies for effective witness and service, themes in holistic mission and the contours of a missional spirituality. These themes are explored within the setting of the challenges, problems and possibilities of our urban environments. 


Credit Hours:
3
Audit Hours:
3
Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

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