Course Info and Materials

Outcome and Objectives

Outcome:
This course is an introductory study of the mission of God as it is found throughout the Bible – the Missio Dei. It explores the Biblical theology of the mission and justice of God. It also shows the implications of this theology, and cross-cultural barriers with the gospel.

Objectives:

  1. Students will develop a basic understanding of global history and theology related to mission.
  2. Students will learn the basic methods of multidisciplinary study of cultures and Christian faith.
  3. Students will learn the cultural dimension of Christian witness and interfaith engagement.
  4. Students will learn the basic Biblical foundations of justice and be equipped to practice evangelistic justice through a variety of means including urban ministry, higher-risk youth, and people who experience marginalization in any society.

Please use this schedule as a guide as you work through this course. You will need to complete the following modules at a minimum each week, but are welcome to work ahead as far as you like.

Week 1 (3/13) – Module 1-2 (1.6 hrs)
Week 2 (3/20) – Module 3-4 (3 hrs)
Week 3 (3/27) – Module 5-6 (2.8 hrs)
Week 4 (4/3) – Module 7-8 (1.8 hrs)

 

INSTRUCTOR

Andrea Levings | Missions Director | alevings@greenhousechurch.org 
Various Greenhouse staff and guests

Required Materials: The Bible

Recommended Materials:
· Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader by Ralph Winter and Steven Hawthorne
· This Gospel by Dick Brogden
· When Helping Hurts by Steven Corbett and Brian Fikkert
· Generous Justice by Timothy Keller
· The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen
· Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ronald Sider
· Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community by Charles Marsh & Dr. John Perkins

Resource Guide: 

The resource guide for this course has recommended articles and videos that correspond to each module. Download the guide here