Details for Introduction to Mission
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Paper code: MIS101
- Credit points: 15
- Total workload hours per week: 150
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *
The paper Introduction to Mission is part of the subject area Missiology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).
This unit lays a foundation for cross cultural ministry, by broadly examining cultural and lifestyle issues vital to contemporary missions.
Students should be able to:
- Describe the missionary ‘call’ and responsibility
- Identify the stress factors in missionary work and describe tools to manage that stress
- Examine the breadth of activities comprising the Church’s mission
- Summarise the issues involved in living a missionary lifestyle
- Identify and apply various tools of anthropology
- Discuss contemporary communication theory in relation to missional challenges
- Examine the need to understand various cultural issues relating to missions
- Overview of Biblical, Theological and Historical background of missions
- Anthropological insights for cross cultural ministry
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- The role and responsibility of a missionary within a missions agency
- The Family Unit in cross cultural ministry
- Understanding and managing stress
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided reflection, guided research.
Forum Postings (20% 2000 words); Mission Project (30%, 1250 words); Major Essay (50%, 2000 words)
No Set text
Bauckhman, R. Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.
Escobar, S. The New Global Mission: The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP, 2003.
Hovey, K.G. Before All Else Fails, Read the Instructions. Brisbane: Harvest Publications, 1995.
Kraft, C.H. & Gilliand, D.S. Appropriate Christianity Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2005.
Lingenfelter, S.G. and Marvin K. Mayers, Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model of Personal Relationships. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.
Maeker, N.L. ‘Who will I send, and who will go for us? Currents in Theology and Missions. 30:3 (2003):205-209.
Martin, D. Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish Religion and Modernity. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.
Miley, G. Loving the Church, Blessing the Nations: Pursuing the Role of Local Churches in Global Missions. Waynesboro, Ga: Gabriel Publishing, 2003.
Moreau, A.S., Corwin, G.R. & McGee, G.B. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.
Moreau, S.A. ‘Contextualisation that is Comprehensive.’ Missiology 34:3 (2006): 325-335.
Oborji, F.A. Concepts of Mission: The Evolution of Contemporary Missiology. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2006.
Popock, M. The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends GrandRapids: Baker Academic, 2005.
Rogers, G. A Basic Introduction to Missions and Missiology. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2006.
Rogers, G. Holistic Ministry and Cross-Cultural Mission in Luke-Acts. Mission and Minsitry Resouces, 2006.
Tiplady, R. One World or Many? The Impact of Globalisation on Missions. Pasedena: William Carey Library, 2003.
Wan, E. Christian Witness in Pluralistic Contexts in the 21stCentury. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2004.
Currents in Theology and Missions
International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Journal of Applied Missiology
Journal of Asian Missions