BBS Course Description-Mission and Evangelism

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MI 300. Introduction to Mission (3 credits)
A survey of world mission, the task for which God sends His people into the world. This course includes the evangelistic mandate and the cultural mandate and study of cross-cultural communication of the Christian faith.

MI 400. History of World Mission (3 credits)
A survey of history of world mission, include Christian ministry in and to the city from ancient times to the present. Models of urban ministry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries receive special attention. Writings of mission theorists will be studied for understanding the advance or decline at key historical junctures, as well as the assessing of current missiology.

MI 401. Mission History of America Church (3 credits)
A survey of history of world mission of America Church, include Christian ministry in and to the city from ancient times to the present. Models of urban ministry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries receive special attention of America Church.

MI 402. Overseas Research in Missions (3 credits)
A study of issues involved in presenting the gospel effectively in an overseas missionary area. The study will be carried on in an overseas context, to be selected by the student with the authorization of the instructor. Readings and written assignment to be completed during and after the field trip.

MI 403. Mission to the City (3 credits)
An interpretation of the Christian mission to the urban world emphasizing biblical principles, urban needs and relevant forms of communicating the gospel. Urban societal groupings, ethnicity and their relations to urban church growth.

MI 404. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3 credits)
Employing numerous speakers and multi-media presentations, this class will seek to educate and enlist the student to the cause of worldwide evangelization. The class is offered in conjunction with the international educational efforts of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

EV 406. Church Growth (3 credits)
This course analyzed from a biblical and historical viewpoint how churches growth. Practical implications for the growth of local congregations are spotlighter. This external growth is growth that is observable, measurable and repeatable of local church.

EV 407. Methods of Church Growth (3 credits)
A review of church growth history, principles and methodology. This course will evaluate and research present models of church growth in order to enhance the growth of the church in our present situation.

EV 408. Church Planting (3 credits)
Biblical practices and principles of church planting. A study of contemporary church planting models. Students will participate directly in starting new ministries as opportunity is provided through a local church. An on-site project will be presented in class.

EV 409. Vision and Missions (3 credits)
This course is a study of the basic principles concerning the understanding of Vision and Missions for lifelong learning in their goals.

EV 410. Spiritual Warfare(I) (3 credits)
This course surveys movement of prayer and spiritual warfare of mission field which brought missions and church growth or Evangelism. The course emphasizes the nature of spirituality, pray and power of the Holy Spirit for church growth.

EV 411. Spiritual Warfare(II) (3 credits)
This course surveys movement of prayer and spiritual warfare of mission field which brought missions and church growth or Evangelism. The course emphasizes the nature of spirituality, pray and power of the Holy Spirit for church growth.

EV 412. Prayer in The Holy Spirit (3 credits)
A study of biblical teaching on prayer, its practice throughout church history, and its place in ministry for church growth by the Holy Spirit.

EV 413. Work, Gifts of God the Holy Spirit (3 credits)
A consideration of some of special gifts of God the Holy Spirit in present century. A study of context and purpose of special gifts of God the Holy Spirit and The New Testament uses the Greek word charisma to speak of the various gifts God has given by the Holy Spirit to Christian for the Kingdom of God.

FM 101. Field Ministry (3 credits)
Students must be involved in actual ministry activities 2-3 hours per week or weekend. The choice of ministry is up to the students and his/her advisor.