MLV3000 Living as a Family on Mission

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: STAFF

Course Description:

When God started his narrative of redemption for humanity through Israel, he called Abram and his family and put them on mission together. The goal of this course is to provide the framework of how God is continuing to use the family as a primary community to embody his message and image to local neighborhoods.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course provides a biblical and theological framework for the primary role of family as the agent of mission in local neighborhoods. Students will understand the story and foundation of Patrilineal Kinship Groups in the first century Mediterranean world from which our New Testament language of spiritual family resides. Special attention will be given to the relevant missional work of Mike and Sally Breens Family on Mission from 3DM discipleship training.

Why This Course Is Important:

The family unit is a powerful and primary Gospel community where God forms his people, plants them in neighborhoods and calls them to embody his life and image there. From Abram to New Testament community, God has powerfully used biological and spiritual family systems for mission. This course powerfully examines this relational history and engages this faithful mission to students specific contexts.