God’s Mission in the 21st Century

WSBM 351

This course will provide an important theological framework about how the church of Jesus is on God’s mission to the whole world. Though the mission itself has not changed, even since OT times, the manner in which the church of Jesus carries out that mission has. We will examine some of the current situations in our global outreach which require a different approach and new strategies in the 21st century compared to the methods and practices in previous times. Issues such as refugees, innovations in technology, micro-finance practices, urban missions, reaching marginalized indigenous groups, short-term missions and other relevant areas of change and concern will be examined. The course is intended to provide practical ways in which to engage directly with God’s mission to the world.

WSBM 351

Course Syllabus

WSBM 351
WSBM 351

Course Information

(Qualifies As A Missional Disciple Course)

Date/Time: Tuesdays,  October 5 – November 23 (8 evenings),   7:00 – 9:00 PM

This course will provide an important theological framework about how the church of Jesus is on God’s mission to the whole world.  Though the mission itself has not changed, even since OT times, the manner in which the church of Jesus carries out that mission has.  We will examine some of the current situations in our global outreach which require a different approach and new strategies in the 21st century compared to the methods and practices in previous times.  Issues such as refugees, innovations in technology, micro-finance practices, urban missions, reaching marginalized indigenous groups, short-term missions and other relevant areas of change and concern will be examined.  The course is intended to provide practical ways in which to engage directly with God’s mission to the world.

Required text:

Wright, Christopher J. H. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission. Zondervan, 2010.
Students are responsible for possessing the required text BEFORE the course starts.

Course Format

This course will be hybrid.
hybrid format means that on some evenings, classes will be in-person, while on other evenings, classes will be online (Zoom).
Zoom link will be made available on the Moodle website (which is the learning platform that we use for uploading course materials, submitting assignments, etc.).
For students who receive the exemptions ahead of time, live streaming options will be made available. You can contact us at wsbm@willingdon.org.

Weekly Update

Weekly updates for students will be added as the course begins.