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.
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.
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.
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.
Guided individual research to enable the student to develop skills in problem solving, procedures of research, and logical presentation of material.
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.
© 2012 Calvary Baptist Seminary | 1380 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446 | 215.368.7538, ext. 101 (phone) | 215.368.1003 (fax)
Web Development & Hosting by Davis Services Group