MIS4400 Sharing Your Faith with New Religious Movement Friends

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. John Marriott

Course Description:

Exploration of the application of principles of cross-cultural communication within the context of new religious movements in order to effectively share ones faith. Attention will be given to both theories of contemporary cross-cultural evangelism and the practical application of those theories.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students live in an increasingly multicultural world of different ethnicities, political views, and cultural practices. Along with those differences comes the realization that that not everyone believes the same things on the big questions of life. In fact, not only are there significant differences but there are different communities that embody those beliefs. The number of these communities is increasing. New religious movements are on the rise and are attracting new members in search of something they have not been able to find in the more mainstream religious traditions. Those looking to understand and interact with such groups will benefit from gaining knowledge about the beliefs and practices of such groups.

Why This Course Is Important:

The gospel needs to be communicated in such a way that those who are being ministered to can understand it. That means those who share the gospel must do so in a manner that is interculturally effective. This course will provide students the tools to accomplish that.