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Mobile Ed: MI301 Community Analysis: Exegeting Culture for Missions (5 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: MI301 Community Analysis: Exegeting Culture for Missions (5 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Learn to diagnose needs in a local community and to discover some of the felt needs in a neighborhood. Begin to think biblically and missionally about ways that a church or group of churches could be involved in responding to the needs in that community. Understand what the Scripture says about applying it to your life in a manner that is relevant to your church and community.

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker

Unit 1: Understanding Your Community’s Culture

  • Exegeting the Culture
  • Beginning Community Analysis
  • Ten Tips for Good Exegesis
  • What Is Community Analysis?
  • The Formula for Change
  • Why Perform Community Analysis?
  • Steps for Prayer Walking
  • An Effective Church at Work

Unit 2: Preparing to Engage Your Community

  • Who Performs Community Analysis?
  • Becoming an Insider
  • Preparing to Find a Community Insider
  • Where Does Community Analysis Take Place?
  • Beginning Analysis in a Specific Location
  • An Example of Community Analysis
  • When to Get Involved
  • Discerning Your Preparedness: Part A
  • Discerning Your Preparedness: Part B
  • Getting Started with Community Analysis
  • A Biblical Blueprint for Community Analysis

Unit 3: Precepts for Engaging in Ministry

  • Practicing the Ministry
  • Case Studies
  • Network Well: Find the Stakeholders
  • Listening to the Stories
  • Survey Data
  • The Life History Interview: Family and Living Situations
  • The Life History Interview: Life Cycle and Friendships
  • The Life History Interview: Beliefs and Motivation

Unit 4: How to Survey Your Community

  • Basic Survey Practices
  • Pilot Testing Your Survey
  • Felt Needs and Attitudes toward Church
  • Neighborhood Beliefs and Worldviews
  • Sample Survey: College Campuses
  • Ethnography Ministry Examples


  • Concluding Thoughts

About John Fuder

Dr. John Fuder is the director of Justice and Compassion Ministries at Re:source Global and the director of city engagement for Park Community Church in Chicago. Dr. Fuder served in urban ministry for 15 years in California, and was professor of urban studies at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago for 17 years. Currently, Dr. Fuder is teaching, training, and coaching the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.