BIB5110 Evaluating Missional Practice of the Early Church

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Fergus King

Course Description:

Covers missionary behavior in the book of Acts and other relevant New Testament texts that overlap with the chronology and content of the material recorded in the sequel to Lukes Gospel. Students will engage these biblical patterns for the sake of discerning how the Church ought to emulate the models portrayed in these texts, but also how to engage presently in faithful improvisation for the sake of an ever-changing world. The course will be structured by readings, lectures, discussion forums, group projects, and also an argumentative essay.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students in this course will be further equipped with the tools and skills necessary for faithful biblical interpretation, for the appropriate application of scripture for missional/ministry purposes, and for the sensitive translation of the gospel across cultural, contextual, social, and ethnic bounds.

Why This Course Is Important:

With the primary focus of this class being on Acts we get to dive into the biblical text that gives us the most insight into the habits, practices, and methods of the earliest form of Christian mission. Acts undoubtedly informs so much of a biblically robust missiology that its very important that we give Acts the attention it deserves.