Introduction to World Christian Missions

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Introduction to World Christian Missions


Number of Lessons: 10Avg. Lesson Length: 5 MinutesTime Required: 4 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


God has one unified, global purpose for all He does. This course introduces the exciting biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of His plan. It addresses key issues: the basis of and necessity for world missions, and the status of and plan for world missions. Students are introduced to the basics they need to pursue missionary training or to help lead their local church in its global ministry.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


ProfessorWilliam D. Taylor, PhD
  • University of Texas, PhD
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM
  • North Texas State University, BA
  • Diploma in Missions, Moody Bible Institute


  1. Articulate a foundational biblical theology of world missions.
  2. Be aware of the scope of God’s worldwide church and the needs, dangers, tensions, and trends in world missions today.
  3. Evaluate contemporary strategies for completing the task of world missions.
  4. Develop a balanced missions program for the local church and lead that church in global outreach.
  5. Respond to worldwide needs by pursuing lifelong personal involvement as a “sender” or a “sent one.”


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