World Missions

God’s heart beats for the nations. From the Abrahamic covenant through the Great Commission, God’s desire has been to redeem all those who come to Him in sincere faith. The study of world missions shows how believers in the past had to overcome boundaries of geography, language, and culture to spread the gospel worldwide. This topic of study provides not only important theological and cross-cultural insights, but often helps with practical tips on how to be an effective missionary at home and abroad.

The History of Missions through 1983

History is “His Story”: the account of God at work establishing His purposes and His Kingdom. In this course, Dr. Kane covers the historic development of the Christian world mission in chronological sequence from Pentecost to the birth of the modern missions movement (1800).

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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Urban Mission and Ministry

As the cities go, the world goes – politically, intellectually, economically, socially, and religiously. This course addresses Christian mission and ministry in the world’s growing cities.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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The Missionary Encounter with World Religions

Nothing demonstrates the pluralism of our world better than religion. Christians must be able to respond to the myriad of religious systems that permeate society. This course develops a biblical theology of religions by studying current models and approaches.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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Theologies of Liberation

Liberation theology has sought to liberate the disenfranchised from poverty, oppression, and social injustice – but at what price? This course addresses the historical and thematic development of liberation theologies in the social and religious context of Latin America.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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A History of the Church in China since 1949

With almost twenty percent of our world’s population, China is a large mission field. This course presents a history of Protestant Christianity in China since 1949, tracing the development of the church within the context of modern Chinese history.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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African Theology and Religions

With the broad expansion of Christianity in Africa, the African Church and African theology should be understood by us all. This course examines Christian theological formation in Africa against the background of African cultures and religions, and in light of its contemporary context.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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Urban Missiology

The large cities of the world present enormous challenges and opportunities to the church of Christ. The purpose of this course is to develop a relevant evangelical practice for the church within the urban context, understood as contextual, or local theology.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 24
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Evangelism in the Local Church

Christ’s final charge was the Great Commission: to “make disciples of all nations.” We fulfill that charge when we take the Gospel to the nations and to our own nation through our own local church.

Level: Advanced| Number of Lessons: 23
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