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Missiology 101 Syllabus Wednesday 10 am - 12pm Syllabus- Missiology Our Generation Training Center Alpharetta, GA Instructor: Trent Cornwell September 7 - December 14, 2011 I. Course Description An introduction to the foundations, history, and strategies in world missions. We will look at how this relates to our understanding of modern missions and how this effects our decision making as we move forward. II. Course Objectives A. The student should have a basic understanding of of the Old Testament and New Testament foundations for missions. B. The student should be able to give a fair and balanced analysis of our current situation in modern missions. C. The student should be able to articulate the missionaries purpose, mandate, and motivation. D. The student should be able to identify characteristics that exemplify different eras in missions. E. The student should be able to discern cultural adaptation from cultural acceptance to the expense of Bible rejection. F. The student will receive an overview of world religions and our current Gospel engagement with their false teaching. G. The student should have a good enough understanding to help the average church member in any context understand where they fit in this global task. III. Course Requirements A. The student will write a paper (at least 10 pages in length) which will be published on bcwe.org and read prior to a 5:20 Volunteer Meeting. The paper must include adequate footnotes and a bibliography. You may write the paper on one of the subjects contained in the chapter heading of your assigned reading. B. Complete the following reading: Terry, J. M., Smith, E. C., & Anderson, J. (1998). Missiology : An introduction to the foundations, history, and strategies of world missions (2). Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman Publishers. C. The student’s grade will be calculated on class participation, research group readings, completion of all the required reading, and comprehension as demonstrated in the the writing projects, quizzes based upon assigned reading, a mid-term, and a final exam.


Course Grade: 15% 10% 10% 15% 10% 15% 25%

Class Participation and Attendance Assigned Reading Informative Missions Brochure Writing Assignment Research Group Readings Mid-Term Final Exam

Session #1 Wed, September 7, 10am – 12pm Description Bring your book to class and be on time. Session #2 Wed, September 14, 10am – 12pm Description Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 1 An Overview of Missiology (Justice Anderson) 2 The Purpose of Missions (Gerald D. Wright) 3 The Present Situation in Missions (Jerry A. Rankin) Session #3 Wed, September 21, 10am – 12pm Description Research Group Readings (an article of interest based the subjects we will discuss in this session) Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 4 Old Testament Foundations for Missions (W. Bryant Hicks) 5 The Gospels and Acts: Jesus the Missionary and His Missionary Followers (Robert Garrett) 6 Missions in the Pauline Epistles (George Martin) Session #4 Wed, September 28, 10am – 12pm Description Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 7 The Missionary Mandate of God’s Nature (G. William Schweer) 8 The Missionary Purpose of God’s People (Ron Rogers) 9 The Missionary Motivation of God’s Salvation (J. Sam Simmons)


Session #5 Wed, October 5, 10am – 12pm Description Research Group Readings (an article of interest based the subjects we will discuss in this session) Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 10 The State of the Unevangelized and Its Missionary Implications (Millard J. Erickson) 11 The History of Missions in the Early Church (John Mark Terry) 12 Medieval and Renaissance Missions (500–1792) (Justice Anderson) Session #6 Wed, October 12, 10am – 12pm Description Informative Missions Brochure due Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 13 The Great Century and Beyond (1792–1910) (Justice Anderson) 14 Garden or Wilderness?: The Mission to America (Charles L. Chaney) 15 Turbulent and Transitional: The Story of Missions in the 21st Century (R. James) Mid Term When Wed, October 19, 10am – 12pm Description No Reading Assignment Be prepared for written mid-term exam for the 1st hour of class. Session #7 Wed, October 26, 10am – 12pm Description Research Group Readings (an article of interest based the subjects we will discuss in this session) Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 16 Culture: The Milieu of Missions [Ebbie Smith] 17 Cross-cultural Communication [Robert Don Hughes] 18 “To Be or Not to Be?”: The Indigenous Church Question [Keith E. Eitel] Session #8 Wed, November 2, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 19 Contextualization and the Missionary Endeavor (Daniel R. Sanchez) 20 Missionary Call and Service (William E. Goff) 21 Traditional Religions: Primal Religiosity and Mission Dynamics (Keith E. Eitel) Session #9 Wed, November 9, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Research Group Readings (an article of interest based the subjects we will discuss in this session)


Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 22 Eastern Religions (Ronald C. Hill) 23 The Religions of the Middle East: Islam and Judaism (James D. Chancellor and Jeffery Wasserman) 24 Contemporary Cults (R. Philip Roberts) Session #10 Wed, November 16, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 25 Contemporary Theology of Religions (Ebbie Smith) 26 Introduction to the Strategy and Methods of Missions (Ebbie Smith) 27 Contextual Evangelism Strategies (C. Thomas Wright) Thanksgiving Break Reading When Week of Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 Description Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 28 Strategies for Starting Churches (Daniel R. Sanchez) 29 Strategies for Church Growth (Thom S. Ranier) 30 Strategies for Church Development (James B. Slack) Session #11 Wed, November 30, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Writing Assignment is Due Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 31 Strategies for Humanitarian Ministries (John Cheyne) 32 Theological Education and Missions: An African Case Study (Vance C. Kirkpatrick) 33 Religious Education and Missions (Tommy L. Bridges) Session #12 Wed, December 7, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Research Group Readings (an article of interest based the subjects we will discuss in this session) Reading Assignment: [To be complete and ready for a quiz over the material] 35 Strategies for Ethnic Ministries (Jose A. Hernandez) 36 Strategies for the Development of the Spiritual Life of Missionaries (Marion G. Fray) 37 Strategies for Missions Education in the Local Church (Monte Clendinning)


Final Exam Wed, December 14, 2011, 10am – 12pm Description Reading Assignment: [To be completed and will be given a grade for completion] 38 The Missionary Family (Dellana O’Brien) 39 Spiritual Warfare and the Missionary Task (Tommy D. Lea) 40 Thriving in the Ecotones: The Local Church and World Missions (James Dennison) 41 One for All and All for One: A Case Study (Robert E. Reccord) 42 The Unfinished Task (Avery T. Willis, Jr.1)


Missiology 101 Syllabus