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Missions

Dr. Jeffrey P. Tuttle, Chair

The purpose of this department is to equip students with a biblically-based concern for missions and to prepare them for cross-cultural ministries in evangelism, church planting, church nurture, and local church Christian education.
MI605 INTRODUCTION TO CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY (two credits)

This course is designed to introduce the future missionary to the study of other cultures. In addition, students will learn concepts and methods that will help them acquire a good understanding of the society, culture, and customs of the people to whom they may be called to minister. This emphasis will enable the student to appropriate strategies for reaching those of other cultures or with different worldviews in order to effectively communicate the Gospel.

MI610 THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS (two credits)

A study of the biblical meaning and purpose of missions. Of special consideration are a number of New Testament passages related to the missionary enterprise, the nature of the missionary vocation, and the authority and scope of the New Testament in relation to missions.

MI617 MISSIONARY ETHICS (two credits)

A study of interpersonal relationships between missionaries on the field, a missionary and his agency, a missionary and his supporting churches. Special emphasis will be given to the study of a missionary's personal ethic and conduct on a foreign field.

MI625 DESIGNING INTER-ETHNIC MINISTRIES (two credits)

This course is designed to analyze the basic elements of the Gospel ministry (message, messenger, milieu, methods, media) in the light of differences between the cultures of the evangelist/church planter and the host social unit. It will sensitize the student to the nature and evil of racism in attitude and activity. It seeks to apply principles of cross-cultural communication to international and heteroethnic domestic ministries, suited to the real needs of the student's present ministry. The focus is more on establishing ethnic-focus ministries in North America than on cross-cultural ministries at an international level.

MI800 MISSIONS SEMINAR (one credit)

Guided individual research to enable the student to develop skills in problem solving, procedures of research, and logical presentation of material.

MI810 MISSIONS SEMINAR (two credits) See MI800 for description.
MI820 MISSION FIELD RESEARCH (two credits)
MI830 MISSION FIELD EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP (one credit)

Missionary internship is field-based training in a missionary setting in a foreign country. The field internship attempts to meet the special needs of students who desire to pursue an overseas ministry. The internship is designed with the student's needs in mind.

MI831 MISSION FIELD EDUCATION (two credits)
MI832 MISSION FIELD EDUCATION (three credits)
MI833 MISSION FIELD EDUCATION (four credits)