Category Archives: World Mission (WM)

WM 775 History of Christian Mission 2 credits

A study of the expansion of the early church from Pentecost continuing into the 20th century. Several questions will be considered, such as the following: Is the work of missions, as traditionally carried on, a thing of the past? Has the evangelical message, as traditionally preached to the nations, been in error? Have the methods of establishing churches with converted people been wrong? What are the present policies for the mission churches in assuming full responsibility for themselves? These and many more current trends and methodology will be covered.

WM 780 Current Issues in Mission 2 credits

The first semester will focus primarily on Ethno-theologies, that is, theologies which have arisen predominantly in the Third World and which are generally a reaction to or a response to religious, cultural or political situations. While many of these theologies have their roots in the work and teachings of missions, most often they have deviated far from orthodox Christianity and moved into a mixture of Marxism and liberal theology.

WM 790 Islam in America and Around the World    2 credits

What do nearly one billion (1/5 of the world’s people) believe about God? Christians? The Bible? Why should you know? Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life. Muslims may be the second largest religious group in the U.S. Wherever one goes these days, Islam is demanding attention. The face of Islam is changing, and it will affect our communities and country significantly in the next decade. This course will inform you about Islam, its history and beliefs, what the Koran says and most importantly, practical ways you can share your faith with a Muslim.

WM 957 Practical Experience in Cross Cultural Ministry      1-2 credits

This course will give students supervised extensive, documented ministry experience in a cross cultural ministry environment. The experience must be approved and sponsored by the professor of mission and evangelism. The student will, with the professor, determine the academic goals for the experience and decide how these goals will be met and demonstrated. Credits are determined depending on the length of experience and the extent of academic work completed.