Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:

An examination of the phenomenon of increasing global migration of people from both internal and external perspectives. The student will explore a theological understanding of how God has worked toward, with and through people in diaspora in their biblical and historical contexts. Application will be made to contemporary immigration, refugee, and justice issues.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Every student is aware of changing demographics and of contemporary immigration and refugee issues. This course will enable him or her to engage these issues through the lens of a Biblical theology and engage cross-culturally with the people of the Diaspora.

Why This Course Is Important:

Contemporary ministry and missions is virtually impossible without considering the global migration of peoples. This course will give the student both the theological foundation and the practical tools to missionally engage those of the Diaspora.

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:

An investigation of the biblical theology of mission. The student will analyze three distinct but interrelated areas: The biblical and theological foundations of mission; the Kingdom of God as the theme of mission; and progressive revelation throughout salvation history. The student will be able to construct his/her own mission theological framework.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Mission must be driven by a theology that is biblically centered, but without ignoring historical and contextual issues. This course leads the student to thoughtfully analyze the basis and the context for Biblical mission in the contemporary setting. The student will be able to develop and apply a theology of mission to whatever context she finds herself. Because the course deals with the foundational basis for mission, it will benefit the student in a variety of career or volunteer paths such as theological education, missional and missiological training, and sociological, pastoral, and anthropological studies.

Why This Course Is Important:

The body of Christ must draw its biblical and theological foundations for mission from the Scriptures in order to be a transformational mission to the world. The missional task calls for a biblical and theological reflection that will lead to a missional praxis that is consistent with the Evangelical Faith.

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:

Examines the biblical theological foundations of God's plan for global redemption throughout the Old and New Testament. The student will explore the eternal purpose of God for humanity, the state of those who have not heard the gospel, and the application of the missional mandate to various cultures.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Mission must be driven by a theology that is biblically centered, but without ignoring historical and contextual issues. This course will lead the student to thoughtfully analyze the basis and the context for Biblical mission in the contemporary setting. The student will be able to develop and apply a theology of mission to whatever context she finds herself. Because the course deals with the foundational basis for mission, it will benefit the student in a variety of career or volunteer paths such as theological education, missional and missiological training, and sociological, pastoral, and anthropological studies.

Why This Course Is Important:

The Church of Christ must draw its biblical and theological foundations for mission from the Scriptures in order to be a transformational mission to the world. The missional task call for a biblical and theological reflection that will lead to a missional praxis that is consistent with the Evangelical Faith.