MIS4510 Strategies for Intercultural Mission
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. G. Phillip Smith
Examination of the current strategies deployed by missionaries pursuing church planting movements among unreached people groups. Through discussion, reading assignments, and presentations, the student will explore the best practices of current mission strategies.
How This Course Benefits Students:
The bachelor’s level of this course is an introduction of the strategies used by missionaries on the field today. The master’s level will review the best practice strategies in order to understand which strategies would be most appropriate given a specific people group. The student will be able to apply strategies in current and future ministry contexts.
Why This Course Is Important:
Missionaries have used strategy as a part planning from the time of the early church. New strategies, technology, and easier access to travel are developed on a regular basis, but they must be evaluated for different ministry contexts. Students preparing for intercultural mission need to be aware of current and emerging strategies.