Students will understand that most of the world's population does not learn by literate, but by oral methods, so that our communication style must reflect their preferred manner of learning. Worldview issues determine the precise choices of key Bible stories so that the Christian message can engage their cultural understandings at deep levels. The course consists of reading biographies of inspiring examples of Christian living and ministry from the history of missions. Students will read biographies from the early church, from medieval missions, from the modern missionary movement, and from recent missionary leaders.
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These personal models for kingdom work are instructive in learning personal habits that can achieve greatness in servant leadership and provide case studies by which missiological principles and strategies may be deduced. This class relates intimately to teh DBU mission of integrating faith and learning, since the class considers how good examples of lives lived ot honor God have contributed significantly to human good and have achieved significance in very different settings all around the world.
The course considers important contemporary developments in global Christian missions. A review of approaches, strategies, methods, and problems will lead to suggestions about best practice and relevant applications in concrete settings. Since this is a special topics course covering trends in missions that change with new issues of globalization, mission movements, and current events, the special topics may vary and the course may be repeated for credit when content changes.
Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content. Biblical, missiological, and cross-cultural principles are applied to provide perspectives, guidelines, and methods for ministry in the global marketplace.
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The course seeks to combine global professional expertise with strategies for inter-cultural communication of the Christian message. The course reviews recent and best thinking on the advance of world evangelization by reviewing the biblical basis for missions, the history of worldwide expansion of Christianity, cultural adaptation and competencies required for work among remote peoples, and missionary strategies. Students read from an anthology of top missiological thinking by evangelicals prepared by the US Center for World Mission. Students learn where missions has taken Christianity today and where global evangelization efforts should be going.
The course introduces students to applied ethnography, where they will learn the essentials of how to conduct interviews with persons from a different cultural identity to ascertain customs, values, and worldview understandings. Students learn to "read" a culture and to understand its way of viewing reality.
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Principles from social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and demographics enrich the methodology used to analyze how people from a different cultural background think, feel, act, and relate to one another. The course is an introductory examination of Islamic faith and practice, designed for those with little previous understanding of Islamic culture and its doctrinal beliefs. Students will learn to describe the principle features of Islamic religious beliefs, and to identify differences between sects and groups within Islam.
They will analyze Islamic influence upon Middle Eastern culture and consider how this fast growing religion will influence the shape of global geo-politics in the future. The course provides tools to engage the urban setting around the globe as metropolis, inner city, and suburban area. Students learn skills for civic and personal transformation that grow out of Christian ministry and witness.
Biblical models for addressing the needs of urban dwellers and sociological analysis of the changing urban panorama provide the background for examining creative strategies and consideration of effective models where churches make a difference in the city. Students will acquire a biblical framework for urban ministries, learn about the structure of cities, understand communities and cultures, identify the basics of strategic planning for non-profits, and the process of design for a ministry project.
Business as Mission BAM represents a movement of entrepreneurs and business leaders uniting with missionaries and missions strategists to utilize their business acumen to take the good news of Jesus into the world. This course plots the history of BAM, the principles and practice of BAM, considers case studies and assesses examples of BAM in developing best practices, and the strategic role that BAM plays in making disciples of all nations. This course explores the historical background of China, Japan, and Korea; analyzing the East Asian culture and the current dynamics of social issues in these three countries.
This course explores the history of East Asian philosophy, religious beliefs, and practices from the area's prehistory to the present. An overview of the visual and performing arts of East Asia. Field trips to art museums and cultural events will be required. This course explores selected masterpieces of China, Japan, and Korea from the earliest periods through the 19th century.
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A comprehensive introduction to and survey of the principles of leadership in East Asian culture will be covered. This course examines the topic of leadership issues in East Asia and how the leadership style has been developed in the East Asian societies.
Students will study the historical and cultural backgrounds of leadership in China, Japan, and Korea and examine how the cultural values influence the methods of leadership. Emphasis is placed on the comparative study of leadership philosophies and practices between East Asian culture and American culture. Students will become familiar with past and current leaders in East Asia, and study development of leadership skills in a cross-cultural environment to enable them to become effective business and organizational leaders in East Asian culture.
This course examines the topic of successful business in East Asian countries. Students will study the historical and cultural backgrounds of each country and examine how these backgrounds impact current business practices. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of financial issues in China, Japan, and South Korea.
Students will survey the economic development of these countries focusing on the development of financial markets. The course also examines the current financial issues these countries are dealing with. This course will focus on the historical, philosophical, pedagogical, administrative and management similarities and differences in global educational leadership. Through the experiential study of the foreign educational system, students will explore the leadership styles as they encounter diverse ideas, people and experiences.
Through interviewing, consistent journaling, and extensive reading, students will analyze diverse leadership styles in both the public and private educational setting from a global perspective. The course focuses on personal interactions and extensive travel to produce both personal and professional growth.
For students involved in East Asian language immersion, this course provides introductory knowledge of essential survival phrases, vocabulary and grammar to communicate at a basic level for living necessities and simple conversations as cultural learners. Discover the vibrant culture, history, and society of East Asia, with a particular travel focus on one East Asian country. This travel study course introduces students to important cities, major historical sites, and different cultural regions. In addition, this inter-cultural experience provides service-learning opportunities in the East Asian culture where students will engage in activities beneficial to the society visited and report on what they learned from their service.
Travel abroad and inter-cultural exercises teach students to manage different customs, norms, and expectations produced by inter-cultural encounter.
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This course is a study of the fundamental sources that have shaped modern Japanese culture and society, including history, geography, arts, literature, religion and other traditional cultural practices. Based on an exploration of both visual and written resources, students will develop a general understanding of key concepts and current issues in Japanese culture and society. This course helps students to understand dynamics of contemporary urban ministry within traditional urban churches.
Students learn about transition models that have proven successful in leading traditional churches in urban settings to adjust to the contemporary urban environment. Students develop skills to assess congregational health in urban settings, study barriers that confront church leaders who attempt church growth and church planting in urban settings, consider barriers to achieve congregational transition in urban communities, and understand spiritual and community strategies to restore health to urban congregations.
Urban spaces are the places where neighborhoods are built in order to provide the environment to build relationships and develop the trust needed to re-weave the social and spiritual fabric of communities.
In the midst of constant and massive changes in society, the Spirit of God is at work both in the church and in the neighborhood. Students use missional church strategies to imagine what the church might look like and learn to discern what God is doing in order to fulfill the missionary mandate of making disciples in urban communities. The course examines examples of healthy and vibrant spiritual life in growing churches, where members experience personal transformation, healthy community, and minister to their broader community in transformational ministry strategies.
The class analyzes the kind of discipleship, personal lifestyle for members and relational realities that best promote transformation, growth, and church planting. Many churches have moved to the outskirts of the city for various reasons, and the urban landscape appears to be forgotten. Rene Rochester presents a vision for how communities can change this pattern and plant redemptive and sustainable urban ministries. Models, Mentors, and Messages…. All individuals process information culturally and this influences how learning takes place.
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