Missional Theology

This course invites students to the work of reimagining Christian witness in a changing culture. We will explore the key components of a missional ecclesiology for the city with implications for preaching, worship, spiritual formation, and discipleship. A close reading of the book of Acts will provide the basis for deeper reflection on the importance of ministry in local contexts as we explore Christian faith and witness from a variety of cultural perspectives. The course concludes by considering the significance of Christianity as a world religion for people in every nation. Along the way, we will wrestle with questions like: What is the good news of Jesus we commend to our neighbors? And what might a life of spiritual flourishing in the world, for the world look like?