MIS5100 Integrating Worldview in Christian Witness
Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Curt Watke
Knowing your people is essential to the process of developing missional ministry. In this class you will develop a full ethnography incorporating both worldview and anthropological insights for the purpose of launching mission amongst unreached and least reached people groups.
How This Course Benefits Students:
All ministry today is multi-cultural and all ministry is carried on in a multi-cultural context. Worldviews significantly impact how the message of the Gospel is perceived. This course explores the dynamics of culture as an ever-changing framework for understanding reality and guides students to engage persons of various worldviews through on-going conversations based on assumptions people have about life.
Why This Course Is Important:
A worldview is an ever-changing set of ideas, beliefs and values that determine our assumptions about life. Assumptions are difficult to define because they are usually unconscious and they are constantly in a state of change and flux. By understanding another persons worldview through asking excellent questions, students will be able to develop a variety of approaches to evangelism in the context of diverse 21st century cultures.