Missiology & Evangelism
Here are the knowledge, skill, and attitude objectives and the core curriculum for those who wish to pursue the full S.T.M. (32 credits) or a certificate (16 credits) in the area of Missiology & Evangelism.
Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude Objectives
- The student will demonstrate the ability to articulate how the scriptural doctrines cherished by confessional Lutherans drive evangelism.
- The student will display a clear understanding that his own personal outreach to the lost in his sphere of influence is a critical element in leading a congregation to grow in zeal for outreach.
- The student will display an increasing grasp of how to train others to reach out to people in their unique settings by creating multiple law/gospel presentation formats that may be learned by his trainees.
- The student will give evidence of planning and implementing ways to help a congregation practice evangelism appropriate to its setting and grow in its mission mindset.
- The student will demonstrate a facility to prioritize, teach, and apply Christian doctrine in a way that is both confessional and contextual for the diverse cultural communities in his ministry setting.
- The student will demonstrate a facility to study, and to interact with, and to partner in ministry appropriately with the diverse cultural communities in his ministry setting.
- The student will demonstrate a facility to collaborate with the diverse cultural communities in his ministry setting in order to develop and/or translate quality materials for mission and ministry.
Regularly Repeating Core Courses
- New Testament Evangelism: Learning from Jesus and the Apostles
- The Pastor’s Role in Congregational Evangelism
- Evangelism as Process: From Prospect Management through Assimilation
- Developing a Mission Philosophy of Ministry
- Communicating Christ across Cultures