ELD1000 Intro to Missional Spirituality
Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. David Brazzeal
This course explores the spiritual dimension of missional engagement in the post-Christendom world. Students will discover practical and creative ways of deepening their personal spirituality allowing more engagement with not-yet Christians and the development of an authentic missional community. Resources will include readings, video interviews with practitioners, creative spiritual practices, real-life experimentation, and weekly Q & A reports.
How This Course Benefits Students:
In order to live missionally, whether in your own town or around the world, it is vital to know how to sustain yourself spiritually as well as the growing community around you. This course will:
- introduce you to the missional concept
- help you understand your own missional and spiritual journey and
- give you practical tools and creative ideas in prayer and Bible study that are essential in missional living.
Why This Course Is Important:
The tectonic plates of the global spiritual world are shifting under our feet. Reliable missionary strategies and traditional one-size-fits-all discipleship plans seem less and less effective. The next wave of established ideas has not yet arrived. We find ourselves in a period of in-between-ness where we all are called upon to develop creative, home-grown, sustainable and practical solutions to maintain a healthy soul, open to the whispers of the spirit on which we so deeply depend. Therefore, there can be no divorce between our missionality and spirituality. They are intrinsically linked. The more we are missionally engaged in our communities in listening, helping, serving, loving, caring, healing, sharing, the more we need to nurture our own souls. The more our souls are healthy and in sync with the Sending God of Isaiah, the more we can fully respond with “Here am I, send me.”