ESCUELA DE MISIONES ESTRATéGICAS (SOSM) (CHR 235)

2 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

JCUM Cartagena

Offered in: English, Spanish

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics included: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the workers relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are: A. Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts; B. Strategic : focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. C. Pioneering focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project. D. Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities. E. Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. F. Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation. G. Mobilization: focuses on imparting God´s heart for the Body of Christ to the students, sharing tools on how to mobilize the Church in the Great Commission. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

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