This course explores theology, theory, strategy, and effective models of multi-ethnic and missional ministry. It presents the multi-ethnic and missional church as a model for fruitful ministry in an ever-increasing multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multiracial reality. The church being missional is widely discussed at Christian conferences, within a wide range of books, and in seminary classrooms. It will be argued in this course that it is not possible for the church to be truly missional in diverse communities without being multi-ethnic and multicultural. Though the United States continues to become more and more multicultural, the church for the most part remains homogeneous. It will be argued in this course that this has been a major factor in the development of a crisis for the church in the United States. A multi-ethnic and multicultural approach to church planting, congregational vitality, and pastoral development will be presented as a solution to the crisis the church in the United States is facing.
An integrative project on multi-ethnic and missional ministry strategy within your ministry context
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Anderson, David. Gracism: The Art of Inclusion. IVP, 2007.
DeYoung, Curtiss Paul. Coming Together in the 21st Century. Judson, 2009.
Hays, J. Daniel. From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race. Apollos, 2003.
Olson, David T. The American Church in Crisis. Zondervan, 2008.
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