MPP1731 - Developing a Missional Church
A study of the principles and strategies required to develop a healthy congregation that fulfills the great commission as a missionary church within our diverse cultural context.
The following intended learning outcomes will be achieved by this course:
- The student will be able to demonstrate by discussion and dialogue a basic understanding of the trends of modern culture and its impact on the church in the postmodern world.
- The student will be able to articulate the components that are evidenced in a missional church.
- The student will explore the differences between being a sending church and being a sent church, in the context of Mission USA/Canada, and the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.
- The student will be able to explain possible options to be used in bringing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to address the trends of the relativistic, pluralistic society, and the individual caught up in that society.
The following are Competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination USA that will be addressed in this course:
- CP2 Ability to oversee ministry using management skills including servant leadership, conflict resolution, administration, and team building.
- CP3 Ability to cultivate, cast and strategically implement vision.
- CP4 Ability to lead congregations in the biblical stewardship of life resources.
- CP17 Ability to prepare and lead compassionate ministries that are biblically sound and culturally sensitive.
- CP18 Ability to exegete a community utilizing a Wesleyan paradigm for hospitable engagement.
- CP21 Ability to manage and implement biblically sound church administration utilizing appropriate techniques and skills demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
- CX1 Ability to understand, appreciate, and work sensitively with cultures and sub-cultures.
- CX2 Ability to identify and apply the principles of cross -cultural communications.
- CX3 Ability to discern sociological dynamics, (including the power dynamics of gender, age and ethnicity) and to apply that information to specific ministry settings.
- CX4 Ability to analyze and describe congregations and communities.
- CX7 Ability to understand and articulate the biblical, historical, and theological bases for Christian mission.
- CX8 Ability to describe basic missiological principles and to apply them to the development of ministry in the local church.
Introduction to Christian Service