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Missions Courses

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Important note regarding when courses are offered:

Term notations of Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, Post-term, or Summer mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

MI 201 History of Missions (2) The history of Christian missions from the Old Testament to the present is studied. The student will learn missionary passages in the Old and New Testaments as well as some key facts and events in the lives of missionaries throughout church history. Fall.

MI 202 Promotion of Missions (2) The responsibilities of the local church, the Christian school, and the individual Christian to missions are studied, with attention given to the mechanics of implementing a missionary program. The student will be able to describe the role of the pastor and church in implementing a missions program and will be able to design a missions program in a Christian school. Spring.

MI 207, 208, 209 Missionary Practicum (1 each) Prereq.: Approval from chair of Bible. These courses require the student to spend 10–14 days each in cross-cultural missionary work on the field. The number of credits a student may earn depends upon the work involved, the degree of responsibility, and the length of service. Students will be required to conduct interviews of veteran missionaries and to keep a journal. Interterm, Summer.

MI 210 Missionary Practicum (3) Prereq.: Approval from chair of Bible. This course requires the student to spend 6–8 weeks in missionary work on the field. The credit a student may earn depends upon the work involved, the degree of responsibility, and the length of service. The student is required to conduct interviews of veteran missionaries and to keep a journal. Summer.

MI 301 Principles and Methods of Missions (2) This course prepares the student for missionary candidature with emphasis on application to a mission board, candidate school, prefield ministries, as well as the physical, financial, and spiritual preparation for the student’s field. Projects are designed to aid the student in the organization of prayer cards, prayer letters, multi-media presentations, and display boards. Fall.

MI 302 Principles and Methods of Missions (2) This course deals with the actual principles necessary for succeeding on the mission field. Topics include mental concerns, culture shock, language learning, interpersonal relationships, evangelism, furlough, and retirement. Spring.

MI 403 Cultural Anthropology (3) Cultures of various people of the world are studied for the purpose of orienting the missionary candidate concerning life and witness among these peoples. The student will learn to articulate issues related to cross-cultural communication of God’s Word. This course may be taken as a social science elective. Spring even.

MI 406 Modern Trends in Missions (2) This course, which seeks to prepare the missionary to face today’s problems on the field, includes a study of liberalism, neoevangelicalism, the charismatic movement, and the battle for the Bible. Missions associations and current or developing trends in missions are also discussed. Fall.

MI 412 Church Planting Seminar (1) Prereq.: Ministerial student. Through an analysis of biblical and historical models for developing new congregations from initial evangelism, the student learns the essentials of the ministry of church planting. Topics such as purchasing of property, organization and writing of founding documents, financial support, and the church planter’s schedule and ministry are covered. Spring even.