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MIS-403/503 WORLD MISSIONS TODAY (3)
A survey of missions, with emphasis on the present worldwide scene, the biblical basis of missions, and how all believers can bet involved.


MIS-501 INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (3)
Overview of major concepts of cultural anthropology as viewed by of Christian ministry; ethnic
diversity, kinship systems, societal structures, world view, language and thought processes. Study
of cultural relativism and the Gospel. Both Western & Non-Western cultures are examined in the
light of scripture.


MIS-502 PSYCHOLOGY OF INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY (3)
Study of principles of psychological anthropology as relevant to intercultural ministry. The course
surveys the relationship between culture and personality, social character, world view and ethos.
Attention is given to socialization and human development, perception and cognition, values,
deviance, and psycho-cultural change, as related to both pastoral ministry and missions.


MIS-503 EVANGELISM AND CULTURAL CHANGE (3)
The study of evangelism from a biblical and applied perspective. Special emphasis on an
understanding of the implementation of anthropological insight into cultural change and cross-cultural
communication.


MIS-504 PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE (3)
Introduction to linguistics, phonology, and syntax. Recognizing regular processes underlying
seemingly irregular patterns to facilitate language learning and translation. Practical experience
with both living and classical-biblical languages is stressed.


MIS-505 THEOLOGY OF THE CHURCH & MISSIONS (3)
A systematic study of the theology of the church in relation to missions. The form and function of
the church’s organizational behavior on behalf of missions.


MIS-506 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS (3)
Current communication theories as they bear upon barriers to effectual communication by persons
from western cultures in non-western settings; verbal and non-verbal communication; role and
status as culturally prescribed communication factors; perception as culturally structured.


MIS-507 COMMUNICATION THEORY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR (3)
Survey of the principles of modern communication theory. A psychological approach to
interpersonal communications. Motivational theories are related to speech habits in the evangelical
world of perception.


MIS-508 CHURCH GROWTH PRINCIPLES I (3)
An investigation of the theological, sociological and statistical dimensions of church growth, with
emphasis on allowing for cultural differences. This study helps the student prepare for church
planting and for congregational growth of established churches.


MIS- 509 CHURCH GROWTH PRINCIPLES II (3)
Theories of modern marketing research, coupled with methods of application to religious endeavors
are studied and critically analyzed.


MIS-550 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MISSIONS I (3)
Directed reading/study of a subject the Student and the Academic Advisor choose.


MIS-560 PRACTICUM IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRIES (9)
An opportunity to learn in a cross cultural setting. Value systems, subculture needs, and Kingdom
of God principles are explored. The student may work in a Multi-cultural community of the US or
abroad.


MIS-570 PRACTICUM IN CHURCH GROWTH PRINCIPLES (9)
The student will actively participate in a church growth program, with emphasis on application of
the principles learned in MIS-508 and MIS-509.


MIS-601 RELIGION IN CULTURE (3)
Study of unity and diversity of religion in human societies. Included is a survey of particular ethnic
religions systems and universalistic, world religions; folk religion as a system; and Christianity in
the context of North American Society.


MIS-602 CONTEMPORARY MISSIONS STRATEGY (3)
Overview of the dynamics of historical missions growth in selected world areas; contemporary
structures and approaches; strengths and weakness’ of the church growth movement; the
indigenous church principle; the Holy Spirit and Pentecostal growth in the non-western world.


MIS-650 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MISSIONS II (3)

Directed reading/study of a subject the Student and the Academic Advisor choose.


MIS-660 PRACTICUM IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY (9)
The student may work in a Multi-cultural community of the US or abroad.


MIS-603 DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP (3)
Study of concepts and patterns of leadership and authority in western and non-western cultures and examination of scriptural teaching. Practical issues include the recognition and nurture of
indigenous leaders, training for indigenous leaders, and pitfalls of remaking indigenous leaders into western-style leaders.


MIS-604 POPULATION TRENDS AND MISSIONS (3)
Overview of contemporary world demographic trends, urbanization, refugees, minority groups,
inner-city ministry in the US and in non-western areas. A critical analysis of evangelization and
social concern in relation to non-denominational perspective.


MIS-605 PERSUASION AND MISSIONS MINISTRY (3)
This course gives to the minister, preacher, and lay witness tools to respond better to Christ’s
command to “Go and be my witnesses.” Practically organized to include the mechanics,
techniques, and how to influence ethically people to make
 

 

 

 

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