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IS:Missional Living: Campus, Church, Community, Commerce INTENSIVE STUDIES:CHRM 455-04(CRM27388)/MISS 455-01(CRM27389)(Formally 445)
3.0 Credit Hours
This introductory seminar develops within the student a paradigm for missional living in whatever arena of life and ministry that student may enter. Missional, here, defines something that is missionary in nature and extends God’s kingdom. Thus a marketplace minister lives missionally in the marketplace, extending God’s kingdom in this arena as a missionary. Using discussions, participant observation and interviews, this course will explore how to live missionally as a marketplace minister, community organizer, church leader, church-planter, campus missionary, family member, and/or as an individual.
Honors Distinctives: None
Prerequisites: None (Recommended: THE 103)
Course Fee: None
This course is designed to do the following:
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS COURSE
As a result of successful class sessions and assigned work, the student will be able to do the following:
TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A. Required Materials
Stetzer, Ed and David Putman. Breaking the Missional Code. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 0-8054-4359-2
Roxburgh, Alan J. and M. Scott Boren. Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How To Become One. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8010-7212-3
Ma, Jaeson. The Blueprint: A Revolutionary Plan To Plant Missional Communities on Campus. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-8307-4408-4
Gibbs, Eddie and Ryan K. Bolger. Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005. ISBN: 0-8010-2715-2
B. Optional Materials
Russell, Mark L. The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission. Burmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 1-5966-9278-2
Eldred, Ken. The Integrated Life: Experience the Powerful Advantage of Integrating Your Faith and Work. Montrose, CO: Manna Ventures, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-9840911-1-9
Eldred, Ken. God Is At Work: Transforming People and Nations Through Business. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2005. ISBN: 0-8307-3806-1
Lawson, II, Eldridge Leo. Passion Church: The Parallel-Church Planting of a Postmodern Campus Church. Downloadable Dissertation at Fuller Theological Seminary.
This course meets Tuesday and Thursday in Christ Chapel from 10:50 a.m. -12:05 p.m.
Week 1: The Missional Paradigm: A Mindset for Societal Transformation
Assignment: Participant Observation of Punk Rock Bar Responding to Question Format. Read Stetzer’s Breaking the Missional Code.
Week 2: The Marketplace as a Mission Field.
Assignment: Report of Participant Observation Responses to Question Format (4 page minimum.)
Week 3: Community Development as Mission
Assignment Due: Finish Stetzer and turn in a minimum of 5 page interaction paper.
Week 4: Campus Ministry: A Most Strategic Mission Field
Assignment: Read Ma’s The Blueprint
Week 5: Para-Church Campus Ministry
Assignment: In a pair of two people, interview a same-gendered Muslim and write a 2 page report.
Week 6: Parallel-Church Planting and Parallel-Campus Ministry
Assignment: In a pair of two people, interview a same-gendered homosexual and write a 2 page report.
Week 7: On-Campus Church Campus Ministry
Assignment: Finish Ma and turn in a minimum 5 page interaction paper.
Week 8: Church Based Campus Ministry
Assignment: Read Roxburgh and Boren’s Introducing the Missional Church.
Week 9: Strategic Missional Church Planting
Assignment: In a pair of two people, interview a same gendered homeless person and write a 2 page report.
Week 10: Campus-Outreach Oriented Churches
Assignment: Finish Roxburgh and Boren and turn in a minimum 5 page interaction paper.
Week 11: Campus Outreach Oriented Church Planting
Assignment: Read Gibbs & Bolger’s Emerging Churches
Week 12: House Church Planting
Assignment: Outline for Missional Strategy Integration Paper applying the missional concept to a personally selected arena of life and ministry (min. 10 pages)
Week 13: Simple (House) Campus-Church Planting Movements
Assignment: Rough draft of Missional Strategy Integration Paper’s Introduction and beginning of the Body of paper
Week 14: Planting an Emerging Church
Assignment: Finish Gibbs & Bolger and turn in minimum 5 page interaction paper.
Week 15: Models of Planting Community-Outreach Oriented Churches
Assignment: Rough Draft of Missional Strategy Integration Paper
Week 16: Living Missionally Individually and in Family
Assignment: Final 10 page Missional Strategy Integration Paper completed and turned in.