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Evangelism Department
505 Anabaptist Church Planting and Growth 2 Hours Students   will   be   given   an   overview   of   the   Biblical   basis   for   Anabaptist   church   planting   and   growth,   character   traits   that   are necessary,   practical   challenges   that   will   be   faced,   an   introduction   to   a   variety   of   models   and   methods   being   used,   and   an overview of the process through which a church goes from planting to being established.
805 Practicum          5 Hours A    six-month    period    during    which    the    student    lives    among    an unreached   or   under-reached   people   group   that   includes   a   one- month   home   stay   with   a   family   of   the   target   group.   During   the practicum,   the   student   will   research   and   write   a   paper   of   2,500 words    that    describes    the    religion,    major    aspects    of    culture, significant   similarities   and   differences   with   Christianity,   the   primary challenges   one   will   encounter   in   evangelism   and   discipleship,   the degree   of   penetration   by   missions   in   general   and   Anabaptists   in particular,    as    well    as    a    description    of    an    effective    strategy    for establishing a church planting mission among the people group.
705 Personal Evangelism 3 Hours This   course   will   focus   on   salvation:   how   salvation   is   made   possible,   how   one   becomes   saved,   how   to   know   that   one   is   saved, and   how   to   lead   others   into   a   salvation   experience.   We   will   discover   various   tools   available   for   effective   evangelism   and discipleship, and will find practical ways to put them to use.
605 Interactive Discipleship Ministry Preparation 2 Hours This   course   is   designed   to   assist   the   student   to   more   adequately   prepare   for   service   in   ministry   teams   in   established   church work   as   well   as   pioneer   outreach   in   the   homeland   or   overseas.   Course   subjects   include   an   overview   of   biblical   counseling, analysis   of   present   relationships   (relating   to   authority,   etc.),   conflict   resolution,   marriage   and   family   in   ministry,   building   a human resources support base, and team dynamics in ministry.
205 Seeing the Big Picture 2 Hours The   purpose   of   this   course   is   to   discover   God’s   heart   for   the   nations   of   our   world   and   our   part   in   His   plan.   We   will   take   a   brief look   at   missionary   milestones   of   the   past,   methods   of   today,   and   movement   into   the   future.   This   course   is   especially   designed to   prepare   those   who   are   contemplating   involvement   in   a   missions   assignment   but   is   also   useful   to   assist   those   who   are trying to discern God’s plans for their future.
305 Finding My Place in the Big Picture        2 Hours This   course   is   designed   to   prepare   students   who   have   a   definite   calling   to   missions.   We will   review   changes   that   have   occurred   in   missions   in   the   recent   past   as   well   as   the preparation   (personal,   spiritual   and   ministry   readiness)   needed   for   an   effectual   cross- cultural   ministry.   We   will   gain   an   understanding   of   culture   and   language   learning,   learn how   to   feel   at   home   in   the   host   culture   and   acquire   skills   for   evaluating   culture   and making   Biblically   appropriate   adaptations.   We   will   take   a   look   at   the   challenges   missionary families   face   in   missions,   and   the   skills   necessary   for   facing   crises   and   for   re-entering   the sending culture after a missions assignment.
405 History of Missions        3 Hours Students   will   review   the   history   of   Christian   missions   from   Pentecost   till   the   present.   The course   will   include   a   look   at   historic   and   current   views   of   Anabaptist   missions,   capture   the big   picture   of   what   God   has   been   doing   around   the   world,   learn   from   the   strengths   and weaknesses    of    movements    and    missionaries    who    have    preceded    us,    and    will    be challenged to participate in the advance of the missionary movement worldwide.