Details for Biblical Theology of Mission
This Biblical Theology of Mission unit is designed to demonstrate the responsibility that God has charged his people with to bring his Kingdom to earth. From Israel to the birth of the Christian church through the ministry of Jesus Christ, the task of God’s people was, and still is, to be a light to the nations and to make disciples that reflect the character of God. This unit will trace this mandate through the biblical narrative and give special attention to Jesus’ own ministry and the spread of the early Christian church. For those wishing to broaden their understanding of a biblical theology of mission, then sign up now!
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: BIB260
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Biblical Theology of Mission is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit provides a study of the theological foundations of missions, examining the Old and New Testament and, in particularly, the missionary mandate arising from the gospel of Jesus Christ.It aims to engage students in the process of examining Christian missionary activity in the light of the Scriptures, and provide the theological basis grounding missionary strategy and facilitating effective practice
- Culture and context and the implications for biblical interpretation
- Overview of missionary narratives and themes in the Old and New Testaments
- The Gospel narrative and the great commission
- Pauline theology and practice of mission
- Reading historical and contemporary missionary practice in the light of biblical theology
- The missionary challenge of proclaiming a contemporary and relevant message and the danger of syncretism.
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided reflection, writing
Class presentation (30%, includes 2000 words summary); Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Major Essay (50%, 2500 words)
- Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Missions. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1991.
- Gallagher, Robert L. and Paul Hertig, eds. Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.
- Glasser, Arthur F., Charles E. Van Engen, Dean S. Gilliland, and Shawn Redford. Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.
- Kaiser, Walter C. Mission in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 2000.
- Kostenberger and O’Brien. Salvation to the Ends of the Earth. InterVarsity Press. 2001.
- Kraybill, Donald B. The Upside Down Kingdom. Scottdale: Herald, 1990.
- Ladd, George, E. The Gospel of the Kingdom. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959.
- Newbigin, Lesslie. Open Secret. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1978.
- Padilla, René. Mission Between the Times. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985.
- Scherer, James. Gospel, Church, and Kingdom. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1987.
- Shenk, Wilbert, ed. The Transfiguration of Mission. Scottdale: Herald, 1993.
- Thompson M., & Bolt, P. (eds) The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul's Mission.InterVarsity Press, 2001.
- Van Engen, Charles, Nancy Thomas, & Robert L. Gallagher. Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission. Monrovia, CA: MARC, 1999.