Scriptural Foundations For Vocational Missions (BC321)
A consideration of biblical truths which are foundational to vocational mission, including the issue of Scriptural authority, a survey of the program of God throughout history, and a discussion of the Scriptural rational for bearing the gospel to all the world. The missionary candidate will build confidence in his understanding of the Scripture’s message, and his skill in using the Scriptures in ministry applications. The candidate will begin to develop discernment in applying the Scripture’s message without cultural bias.
The Family And Missions (BC351)
A careful study of issues relating to the missionary’s responsibility to give leadership to his family, with special attention to the unusual demands made upon a family in a foreign culture. The candidate will learn to understand the preeminence of Christ in his family, church, work, and recreational life.
Biblical Principles In Missions Ministry (BC442)
An overview of mission work as practiced in the New Testament, with special attention to the ministry of church planting in both rural and urban areas. The candidate will learn to understand the sovereignty of God and its implications for the missionary’s qualifications, motivations, goals, and methods of ministry. He will begin to discriminate biblical theology from contradictory cultural theologies and traditions. He will gain an appreciation for the parallels in the biblical cultural settings with that of the third world in both its remote and urban expressions.
Doctrinal Issues Influencing Foreign Mission Work (BC464)
A study of specific areas of doctrine which relate to the work of foreign missions, and /or which have been sources of difficulty and debate among those involved in foreign mission work. The candidate will develop doctrinal discernment, knowing which issues preclude fellowship. He will understand the implications for theological debate at home and on the mission field and its effect on mission ministry.