This is a one-week residential course at Tilsley College, which was designed and is taught by experienced missionaries and teachers in conjunction with GLO, Echoes and Interlink. The main focus is on laying foundation of things that any person should develop an understanding of as they seek to serve God in a different culture form their own birth or nurture culture. While aimed at a prospective missionary candidate, the course is valuable for elders and church leaders who want to engage in effective support of world mission, or for any Christian intending to live or work in a cross-cultural or multi-cultural environment.

The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Christian Missiology. Students will reflect on the biblical basis of mission before going on to look at some of the key needs in mission today. The course includes an introductory study of culture and the role which cultural adaptation plays in the life of a missionary. The practicalities of missionary life will also be dealt with. The unit concludes with a survey of the kinds of mission roles which are needed as well as a challenge to become ‘world Christians’.

At the end of this unit each student should be able to:

  • have an understanding of the fundamentals of Christian Missiology.
  • have an understanding of the biblical basis of mission.
  • have an understanding of the key needs in mission today.
  • have an understanding of ‘culture’ and the role which cultural adaptation plays in the life of a missionary.
  • identify different types of mission roles.

The course is normally run in the third week of February each year at Tilsley College Motherwell as one of the College’s Open Access courses.

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