RC5561 Living as a Faithful Presence
On-site Course Dates: October 24-25, 2019
Instructor: Caleb Congrove, DMin
Overview: This course develops the students' knowledge and understanding of pioneering mission and evangelism. It enables students to explore ways in which the Church has responded to changing contexts through history, making links with key theological and Biblical ideas. They will apply this knowledge to their own local and organizational contexts in order to appreciate Christianity as a pioneering faith.
But this may not be what we have traditionally thought it was. If we understand the missio dei, we will understand that God, who is missional in nature and action, acts differently than we may have expected in seeking to draw all people to Himself. He is at work in the world, and in and through His people – the church. Throughout history, God’s people have been surprised to see the work of God in the world, and at times, lost as to how to participate with Him on mission. What has happened throughout history is that they have had a “renewed theological vision of the church on mission, serving as a sign, servant and foretaste of the kingdom of God.”
Registered participants will be forwarded the preparatory reading list a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the course date.
Individual courses for grade may be taken at a cost of $700/course.
*Available for Audit: Students who wish to ‘audit’ this course may do so at the following cost(s): $250/course or $450 if taking Transforming Culture 1 & 2. Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for the course. A person who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration. The audit option may not be available on all courses offered by Threshold School of Ministry. Auditing is only offered when space-availability permits, and upon approval of the Threshold School of Ministry administration and faculty.
*Prices include lunch. Books and required reading material not included.