Prerequisites: DSP 211 & 212
Credits: 11 - 12

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 include: 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 worker's 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:

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;

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.

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.

Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group.

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.

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.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Course Location Credits Start
CHR 235 JOCUM Recife 12 22 Jul 2024 13 Oct 2024
CHR 235 YWAM Orlando 12 30 Sep 2024 20 Dec 2024

All locations that offer this course

Course Location Credits
CHR 235 Mercy Ships Canada 12
CHR 235 Centre for Urban Mission (Mumbai) 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Lima 12
CHR 235 YWAM Rajshahi 12
CHR 235 YWAM Arua 12
CHR 235 YWAM Atlanta 12
CHR 235 Youth With A Mission Beirut Impact 12
CHR 235 JuCUM Cartagena 12
CHR 235 YWAM Orlando 12
CHR 235 JOCUM Monte das Águias 12
CHR 235 JOCUM Curitiba Sem Fronteiras 12
CHR 235 UofN Battambang 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Corrientes 12
CHR 235 YWAM Wollongong 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Cordoba 12
CHR 235 YWAM Yangon 12
CHR 235 YWAM Bethlehem 12
CHR 235 YWAM Sunny Coast 12
CHR 235 YWAM Puerto Madryn 11
CHR 235 YWAM Erdenet 12
CHR 235 YWAM Jakarta 12
CHR 235 JOCUM Recife 12
CHR 235 University of Nations - YWAM Kona 12
CHR 235 YWAM Tumaluntung 12
CHR 235 YWAM Tyler 12
CHR 235 YWAM Oman 12
CHR 235 YWAM Colorado Springs 12
CHR 235 YWAM Mendoza 12
CHR 235 YWAM Chiriqui 12
CHR 235 YWAM Taipei-Taiw-Taip-Dans-810 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Pereira 12
CHR 235 JuCUM Santiago 12
CHR 235 TAJIK-1 12
CHR 235 Youth With A Mission Patna 12
CHR 235 YWAM Regenerate 12
CHR 235 YWAM San Jose 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Montevideo 12
CHR 235 YWAM Mazatlan 12
CHR 235 Singapore Nat'l Office 12
CHR 235 Medias 12
CHR 235 JUCUM Ituzaingó 12