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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
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Bth/Mht 501 - THE MISSION OF GOD IN BIBLICA
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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary BTH MHT 501 THE MISSION OF GOD IN BIBLICAL AND CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS COURSE SYLLABUS DeLonn Rance Ph D Associate Professor of Missions and Intercultural Studies AGTS drance agts edu Fall 2010 Tuesdays 11 00 1 45 COURSE DESCRIPTION This introductory course consists of an in depth study of the mission of God as it is revealed in both Old and New Testaments The course will not only examine the text of Scripture but also consider the mission of God in terms of history culture and philosophy of the people to whom the mission was delivered the interpretation of Scripture within the Bible the progressive development of biblical theology as new cultures and peoples were engaged by Israel and the Church the modes of mission and ministry which are evidenced in the Bible and the application of biblical missiology to the contemporary world context COURSE OBJECTIVES At the end of this course the student should be able to 1 articulate God s plan for the universe from a biblical perspective 2 recognize the vital link between the kingdom of God the church and missions as expressed in both the Old and New Testaments 3 analyze the Christological paradigm for missions revealed in Scripture 4 understand the need for doing theology in light of the unreached in specific contexts 5 evaluate contemporary and alternative missiological strategies philosophies and issues theologies in light of a biblical theology of mission 6 identify Pentecostal distinctives and contributions to missiology and the fulfillment of the Great Commission 7 understand and respond in a personal way to the needs of the world and the challenge of missions 8 perceive the role of prayer in mission 9 recognize both the hardships and the rewards of missionary service and be open to God s call and direction in missions 10 integrate course materials into life and ministry BTH MHT 501 The Mission of God in Biblical and Contemporary Contexts DeLonn Rance Ph D Page 2 of 9 REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Glasser Arthur F Van Engen Charles E Gilliland Dean S and Redford Shawn B Announcing the Kingdom The Story of God s Mission in the Bible Grand Rapids MI Baker Academic 2003 ISBN 10 0801026261 ISBN 13 978 0801026263 30 00 Print 400 pp Johnson Alan R Apostolic Function in 21st Century Missions Pasadena CA William Carey Library 2009 ISBN 10 0878080112 ISBN 13 978 0878080113 17 99 Print 258 pp Kaiser Walter C Mission in the Old Testament Israel as a Light to the Nations Grand Rapids MI Baker Books 2000 ISBN 10 0801022282 ISBN 13 978 0801022289 12 99 Print 101 pp K stenberger Andreas J and Peter T O Brien Salvation to the Ends of the Earth A Biblical Theology of Mission Downers Grove IL InterVarsity 2001 ISBN 10 0830826114 ISBN 13 978 0830826117 26 00 Print 351 pp Van Engen Charles God s Missionary People Rethinking the Purpose of the Local Church Grand Rapids MI Baker Book House 1991 ISBN 10 0801093112 ISBN 13 9780801093111 22 00 Print 194 pp York John V Missions in the Age of the Spirit Springfield MO Logion 2000 ISBN 10 0882434640 ISBN 13 978 0882434643 18 00 270 pp NOTE IF PARTICIPANT HAS READ ANY OF THE REQUIRED TEXTS FOR CREDIT IN ANOTHER CLASS PLEASE SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER BOOK FROM THE BIBLIOGRAPHY BELOW BASIC OUTLINE subject to change Introduction A Biblical Theology of Mission Doing Theology God s Redemptive Plan Mission in the Old Testament Mission in the New Testament A Christological Paradigm for Ministry A Biblical Theology of the Mission Missions of the Church God s Missionary People The New Testament Church Contextualization The Missionary Task The Church in Missions in Contemporary Contexts The Local Church in Missions Developing a Personal Theology of Missions Conclusion BTH MHT 501 The Mission of God in Biblical and Contemporary Contexts DeLonn Rance Ph D Page 3 of 9 METHODOLOGY Lectures discussion guest lectures video presentation s and book reviews COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1 Faithful attendance to class as per the Student Handbook and participation in discussions groups 2 Reading of the required textbooks and a missionary biography and the submission of a report for each on the form provided on the Student Portal or as described in addendum 1 Kaiser Due Sept 7 York Due Sept 14 Johnson Due Sept 28 K stenberger O Brien Due Oct 12 Glasser Due Oct 26 Missionary Biography Due Nov 2 Van Engen Due Nov 7 3 The submission of a missions sermon that you have preached or will preach Include title text introduction major points in outline form and conclusion application The paper should be 3 4 pages in length Due Nov 16 4 The successful completion of the comprehensive final examination which is the preparation and submission of a research paper Articulate a biblical theology of missions which integrates class lecture assigned reading other scholarly sources and personal integration Include a personal plan for missional praxis The paper should be 15 20 pages in length Due Nov 30 All papers should be double spaced 12 point font size and in accordance with Turabian Style or APA formatting See Addendum Two for the AGTS GMD Rubric for the Evaluation of the Quality of Student Writing The rubric which will be used for the grading of your papers and Addendum Three for Tips for Writing Better Papers All work must be submitted electronically as Word Document attachments to Valerie Rance at AGTS by e mail vrance agts edu PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LAST NAME AS THE FIRST WORD IN THE FILE NAME It is recommended that you submit the work as you complete it to avoid the accumulation of work and stress at deadline dates Please keep backup files of all submitted work If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask Students with Disabilities If you anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations to meet the requirements of this course you must register with the Office of Student Services Contact Student Services 1435 N Glenstone Ave Springfield MO 65802 417 286 1081 or email studentservices agts edu Students are required to provide documentation of disability to Student Services prior to receiving accommodations Non Discriminatory Language All students are urged to use non discriminatory language in both verbal and written communication at the Seminary While I do not endorse the following websites they provide more information on non discriminatory language General Principles http www randomhouse com words language avoid guide html Gender http owl english purdue edu workshops hypertext apa gender html BTH MHT 501 The


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