Evangelism and Church Planting
The Church in North America lives in the midst of a diverse and rapidly changing context. Perhaps since the first century, there has never been a time when new, innovative and adaptive approaches to ministry have been called for. This course will invite participants to think about the challenge of engaging the Canadian context with the gospel message with a particular emphasis on starting new, missional communities that are a response to the current and evolving cultural context that we find ourselves in today. The course will tangibly invite students to participate in a simulated church planting community, consider how to reach out to a specific cultural context and employ evangelistic methods that are appropriate to that context. Ultimately the course will help students think about where they can best use their specific gifts and callings in the mission of the church today.
- As a result of the course students will be able to articulate a theology of and rational for church planting in North America.
- As a result of this course students will understand and be able to analyze various evangelistic strategies appropriate to the current Canadian context.
- As result of this course students will gain a better sense of where they fit in the work of church planting and starting new ministry initiatives in Canada today.
- As a result of this course students will develop skills for working with others in ministry.
- As a result of this course students will identify specific ways to initiate and sustain missional communities