Descriptions: Missions Strategy
MSS 543 Seminar in Assemblies of God Missions Structure
A thorough review of policies and procedures in the implementation of an ongoing missionary
program especially to the missionarys home board and field of service. Restricted
to missionary personnel.
MSS/MHT 545 Current Issues in Missiology
A course dealing with the trends and issues affecting contemporary missionary outreach of
the Church throughout the world. Emphasis will be placed on the practical implications of
these issues on present and future missionary activity
MSS 547 Missions and National Church Strategies
A study of strategies, using New Testament missionary principles, for church multiplication
across cultural lines, between sending and receiving bodies, and among fraternal organizations.
Among the topics to be considered are indigenous church objectives, the organization of
mission efforts, missionary training, and conflict resolution.
MSS/PTH 552 Approaches to Muslims
A survey of Christian approaches to evangelizing Islamic people. The study will include the theological, contextual and practical approaches. Key issues such as proper attitudes, spiritual warfare, servanthood, sensitivity to culture and appropriate use of Scripture will be treated.
MSS 629/CE 626 Administration in Theological Education
An overview of Bible school administration in a cross-cultural context. Using a basis of
organization/management theory, traditional and nontraditional forms of administration are
made relevant to domestic and foreign settings. Governance, personnel relationships, fiscal
matters, curriculum development, and assessment issues will be studied.
MSS 630/CE 627 Instruction and Assessment in Theological Education
A study of teaching and evaluation methods and strategies appropriate to the Bible institute/college
context. The structure and content of course plans, syllabi, and individual lesson plans
will be examined and explained. Various teaching methods and techniques will be demonstrated
and evaluated. Testing and other evaluation methods will be presented and discussed.
MSS 641 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I (3 or 6 credits)
An opportunity for the student to be exposed to a ministry that obliges him/her to cross
a cultural frontier overseas or in the United States. The distinguishing characteristic
of this practicum is that a student must work in, and subsequently verbalize the cultural
factor in, an environment of a subculture or a minority/ethnic setting other than his/her
own traditional cultural roots. Note: Student must have completed the following four core courses prior to registering for the practicum: BTH/MHT 501, MHT 635, MCS/MHT 642 and MCS/MHT 643. Student must petition the Global Missions Department for an exception.
MSS 642 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry II
A second practicum in cross-cultural ministry.
(See MSS 641)
MSS 643 Church Planting in the Muslim Context
A survey of the major ecclesiological options and their historical development. Principles for establishing evangelistic and discipleship ministries in Muslim societies will be explored. Special attention will be given to the unique process of establishing the church within an Islamic culture.
MSS/PTH 651 Dynamics of Mentoring
An examination of the mentoring model of learning from a biblical, historical, and contemporary
perspective. The purpose and context of mentoring, phases and types of mentoring, development
of meaningful mentoring relationships, and the interactive dynamics of the mentoring process
are explored. Special emphasis is given to preparation for the mentor role.
Friday, June 1, 2012 10:08 AM