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Mobile Ed: Missions and Church Planting Bundle (4 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Missions and Church Planting Bundle (4 courses)

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Lexham Press, C. Gordon Olson 2013–2014

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Overview

Explore the world of missions with Mobile Ed's Missions and Church Planting Bundle. Gain insights from seasoned professors with decades of experience as missionaries and church planters. Survey the history of missions from the first century to the twenty-first century with Dr. Don Fanning—jungle aviator and evangelist to South America. Investigate the core beliefs of world religions with Dr. Michael Goheen—a leading scholar of missional theology. Examine various models for church planting and discover the impact of globalization upon evangelism with Dr. Tim Sisk—pastor, professor, and missionary to Japan and Bolivia. Whether you are supporting those in the field or preparing to serve in the field, this bundle will give you a biblical framework for understanding your role in missions.

Individual Courses

MI101 Introducing Global Missions

  • Instructor: Don Fanning
  • Video hours: 7

Introducing Global Missions (MI101) introduces the reality of the rapidly changing sociopolitical world of the last 70 years. Dr. Don Fanning explores the development of a theology of mission, reviews a history of missions from the first century to the present, and assesses possible directions for global missions in the future based on current trends. Dr. Fanning also discusses practical matters of preparing for missions, developing a strategy for a proposed mission, understanding cross-cultural considerations, fund-raising, and interacting with other religions of the world.

Contents:

  • The Mission of Missions Continues
  • Missions in the Reformation
  • The Golden Age of Missions
  • Missions in Transition
  • Hearing God’s Call
  • Preparing a Missionary to Go
  • Preparing a Church to Send

Dr. Don Fanning, director of the global studies department at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, has over 30 years of experience sharing the gospel in Latin America. He served as a jungle pilot evangelist and church planter in Colombia, and helped plant churches in Argentina, Paraguay, and the US. He served as academic dean at Word of Life Argentina Bible Institute, and founded both Libros Aguila Publicaciones and Branches Publications in the US.

MI102 Current Issues in Missions

  • Instructor: Timothy Sisk
  • Video hours: 6

In Current Issues in Missions (MI102), Dr. Tim Sisk discusses the changing world situation since the beginning of the modern missions movement in the mid-19th century and introduces new mission opportunities and approaches these changes have created. He explores the impact and implications of globalization and the shift of the “Christian center” from Europe and European-derivative cultures to the southern hemisphere. Dr. Sisk also introduces the contemporary debates regarding appropriate contextualization and the relationship between evangelism, humanitarian relief, and issues of justice.

Contents:

  • Transforming and Transitioning World Missions
  • Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • National Missionaries and Short-Term Missions
  • Ethics in Missions
  • Theological Issues in Missions
  • Spiritual Conflict and Missions
  • Dreams and Missions
  • Contextualization
  • Words and Deeds
  • The Local Church in Mission

Dr. Timothy Sisk, professor and chair of world missions and evangelism at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, has been in vocational ministry for nearly 30 years. He specializes in church planting, history of missions, and global theology.

Dr. Sisk and his wife, Donna, served as missionaries for 14 years in Japan and Bolivia. He also coauthored The Third Wave Movement and Missions Today and coedited Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-First Century.

MI201 Church Planting

  • Instructor: Timothy Sisk
  • Video hours: 6

In this course, Dr. Tim Sisk asks students to consider church planting as participation in the mission of the church. He establishes the biblical foundation for church planting as a work of the Spirit to call and empower believers to participate in the Great Commission in this specific missional way. He looks at the methods and models used in biblical examples of church planting and examines church planting throughout history.

Contents:

  • Church Planting
  • Biblical Foundations for Church Planting
  • The Church Planter in the 21st Century
  • Vision Leads the Way
  • Values Shape Vision
  • Reaching the Community with Christ
  • Church Planting Models
  • Issues Church Planters Face

Dr. Timothy Sisk, professor and chair of world missions and evangelism at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, has been in vocational ministry for nearly 30 years. He specializes in church planting, history of missions, and global theology.

Dr. Sisk and his wife, Donna, served as missionaries for 14 years in Japan and Bolivia. He also coauthored The Third Wave Movement and Missions Today and coedited Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-First Century.

TH191 Missional Approach to World Religions

  • Instructor: Michael W. Goheen
  • Video hours: 8

In Missional Approach to World Religions (TH191), Dr. Michael Goheen provides a framework for understanding and analyzing world religions. He discusses the theology of religions and gives an overview of three major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Goheen examines the heart or core behind the beliefs and practices of these religions and discusses how Christians might begin to dialogue with people of these faiths.

Contents:

  • Religious Plurality: An Urgent Issue
  • Proper Approach to Studying World Religions
  • The Truth of the Gospel
  • God’s Revelation in Creation
  • Theology of Religions
  • A Missionary Approach
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • The Mission of the Church

Dr. Michael W. Goheen, professor of missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, served as the Geneva Chair of Worldview Studies at Trinity Western University and teaching fellow in mission studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began his professional life as a church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. Dr. Goheen has authored several books, including A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story and As the Father Has Sent Me, I am Sending You: J.E. Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology. He has also coauthored and coedited several other works.

What in the World Is God Doing? The Essentials of Global Missions

  • Authors: C. Gordon Olson and Don Fanning
  • Edition: 7th
  • Publisher: C. Gordon Olson
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 383

In What in the World Is God Doing? C. Gordon Olson examines the state of world Christian missions through five lenses: the biblical, the historical, the contextual, the regional, and the functional. Olson seeks to create “world Christians” that are aware of God’s vision for his kingdom. The text is designed for those who might not have extensive knowledge of cultures, geography, or theology. Olson’s book is accessible, while remaining a substantive scholarly introduction to missiology.

What continues to make this book a standout is the variety of topics that are masterfully yet practically handled, giving the reader a comprehensive and biblically solid introduction to missions.

—Marvin J. Newell, senior vice president, Missio Nexus

What in the World Is God Doing? is just the right question to ask and Gordon Olson is uniquely qualified to answer it. He has been engaged in both theological reflection and missiological application for 60 years. You will discover the interconnection between the Bible and its mandate upon us all and the world—a glimpse from 35,000 feet—yet, with practical application and mature insight. Thousands of students have been challenged and blessed by this work, and the 7th edition continues the tradition.

—Greg H. Parsons, US Center for World Mission

Finally someone has written an introductory text that respects missiology’s interdisciplinary nature and treats the areas of concern for modern missionary ministry . . . a balanced blend of theory and practice. It proves to be a useful textbook for introductory missions course in Bible colleges and seminaries.

—Keith E. Eitel, missions professor, Southwestern Baptist Seminary

C. Gordon Olson was an engineering student when he converted to Christianity. He studied theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and founded the Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students and worked in Urdu and other areas of Pakistan. He was professor of theology and missions at Northeastern Bible College (1967–1990) and a trustee of Christar mission (1968–2004). He earned his doctorate in missiology from Trinity International University. He is currently a speaker and adjunct professor at Liberty University.

Dr. Don Fanning, director of the global studies department at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, has over 30 years of experience sharing the gospel in Latin America. He served as a jungle pilot evangelist and church planter in Colombia, and helped plant churches in Argentina, Paraguay, and the US. He served as academic dean at Word of Life Argentina Bible Institute, and founded both Libros Aguila Publicaciones and Branches Publications in the US.

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