Faithlife Corporation

Business Hours

Monday – Saturday
6 AM – 6 PM PDT
Local: 5:51 AM
Mobile Ed: Missions and Church Planting Bundle (4 courses)
This image is for illustration only. The product is a download.

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

by 4 authors

Lexham Press, C. Gordon Olson 2013–2016

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
Customize the length of your payment plan in cart
15 easy payments of
$54.99 each
with
$55.14 down
$799.99
 

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.

Be prepared to serve through Missions & Church Planting. Earn a Mobile Ed Certificate of Completion when you invest in your education. Learn more about the Missions & Church Planting Certificate Program.

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:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker
  • Introduction to Global Missions
Unit 1: The Mission of Missions Continues
  • The Beginning of Missions
  • Researching Early Christian Persecution with Studies in Early Church History
  • Spreading throughout the Known World
  • Researching Traditions about the Journeys and Martyrdom of the Apostles
  • Post-Apostolic Expansion
  • From Persecuted Church to Legalized Church
  • Missions to Europe and North Africa
  • Orthodoxy and Nominalism
  • Arian Barbarians
  • Patrick Evangelizes Ireland
  • The Christianizing of Europe Continues
  • Expansion to the East
  • The Re-Evangelization of Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Confrontation with Islam
  • Effects of the Crusades
  • Islam and the Mongols
  • Marco Polo
  • The Black Death
  • The Muslim Offensive into Eastern Europe
  • Roman Catholic Missions
  • More Roman Catholic Missions
Unit 2: Missions in the Reformation
  • Pre-Reformation “Evangelicals”
  • Desire for Reformation Grows
  • The Matter Comes to a Head
  • The Reformation Begins
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Sacramental Controversy
  • Restart Rather Than Reform
  • Separation of Church and State
  • All Ceremonies Not in the Bible Are Idolatry
  • The Reformation Comes to England
  • Purifying the Church of England
  • Catholicism Colonizes Central and South America
  • Baptist Beginnings
  • A Vision for the Unreached Peoples of the Globe
  • A Mission to Native North Americans
  • Pietism
  • Christian Community at Herrnhut
  • Moravians and Missions
  • The Moravians’ Influence on Wesley
  • Using the Timeline Tool to Find Relevant Historical Concurrences
  • The First Great Awakening in America
  • The Second Great Awakening in America
  • Another Mission to Native North Americans
  • The Third Great Awakening in America
Unit 3: The Golden Age of Missions
  • The Status of Missions in 1800
  • Clarifying Some Missiological Terms
  • The Great Century
  • William Carey
  • Performing a Heading Text Search on William Carey
  • Carey Goes to India
  • Robert Morrison to China
  • David Livingstone to Africa
  • Revival, Evangelism, and Missions
  • The Haystack Prayer Meeting Sparks Missions
  • Adoniram Judson in Burma
  • Luther Rice Organizes Missions Support at Home
  • Three Eras of Evangelical Missions
  • The Faith Missions Concept
  • The Pioneer of Faith Missions
  • Slow Start of Missions in Other Areas
  • Examining Applications of the Three-Self Church
  • The Bible Institute Movement
  • The Student Volunteer Movement
  • Four Stages of Mission Development on a Mission Field
  • Colonialism
  • Ecumenism and Global Mission
  • The Ecumenical Movement
  • Liberal Theology
  • Missions’ Reaction to Liberalism
  • Two World Wars Undo Colonialism
  • The Evangelism Scale
Unit 4: Missions in Transition
  • Everything Is Changing
  • The Retreat of the West
  • Communist Expansion and Defeat
  • Vatican Council II
  • Basic Search for Articles on the Second Vatican Council
  • The Pentecostal/Charismatic Boom
  • Changes in Missionary Personnel
  • New Attitudes toward Indigenous Missionaries
  • Innovations in Methodology
  • What’s Next?
Unit 5: Hearing God’s Call
  • The Call to Salvation
  • Called to a Purpose
  • Call or Guidance?
  • The Term “Missionary”
  • Using BDAG to Study New Testament and Ancient Uses of Apostolos
  • The Church’s Mandate for Mission
  • Does the Need for Workers Constitute a Call?
  • What Does It Take to Be Used?
  • The Call to Full-Time Ministry
  • The Spirit’s Guidance
  • Who’s Speaking?
  • Start with Obedience; God Will Lead You from There
  • How to Know It’s God Who’s Guiding
  • Seven Motivating Incentives
  • Studying the Greek behind the English Words “Good” and “Evil”
Unit 6: Preparing a Missionary to Go
  • Identifying Potential Missionaries
  • Three Types of Training
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Ministry Skills
  • Seven Wisdom Steps
  • Saying “Yes”
  • Biblical Basis for Mission Boards
  • Types of Mission Boards
  • Choosing a Mission Agency
  • Functions of Mission Agencies
  • Problems and Challenges
  • Strategic Trends
  • Strategies for the 21st Century
  • Where Do We Go from Here?
Unit 7: Preparing a Church to Send
  • The Sending Church
  • Churches Are Not Just Senders
  • Involving the Congregation in Missions
  • Educating the Congregation
  • Training Prospective Missionaries
  • Two Necessary Policy Decisions
  • Caring for Missionaries on Home Assignment
  • The Sending Church/Missionary Partnership
  • Three Types of Missional Churches
Conclusion
  • Missions Show the Heart of God

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:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Transforming and Transitioning World Missions
  • The Changing World
  • The Difference a Hundred Years Makes
  • From Edinburgh to Cape Town
  • Growth in Global Christianity
  • A Snapshot of Global Christianity
  • 20th-Century Changes in Global Christianity
  • Whose Religion Is Christianity?
  • Previewing Global Theology Resources
  • The Impact of Globalization
  • The Changing Global Context
  • The Changing Missionary Movement
  • Emerging Leaders in Global Missions
  • Changing Roles for Western Missionaries
  • 21st-Century Paternalism
  • Listening to the Global Church, Part 1
  • Listening to the Global Church, Part 2
  • Transforming Missionary Training
  • Search for Articles on Missional Scripture Reading
  • The North American Church’s Future Role in World Missions
Unit 2: Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Introduction to Business as Mission (BAM)
  • Exploring Trends behind Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Reasons for and Models of Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Biblical and Historical Examples of Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Understanding the “T” Scale
  • Positive Aspects of Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Negative Aspects of Tent Making and Business as Mission
  • Basic Search on Protestant Clergy-Laity Dualism
  • The Effect of Affluence on Mission
  • Attitudes toward Affluence
  • Barriers to Mission Created by Affluence
  • Living in Intentional Simplicity
Unit 3: National Missionaries and Short-Term Missions
  • National Missionaries from Indigenous Churches
  • Positive Characteristics of National Missionaries
  • Cautions regarding Use of National Missionaries
  • Evaluating Support of National Missionaries
  • Short-Term Missions
  • Challenging Some Short-Term-Missions Presuppositions
  • Listening to the Hosts
  • Cautions regarding Short-Term Missions
  • Potential Benefits of Short-Term Missions
  • Your Role in Short-Term Missions
Unit 4: Ethics in Missions
  • Run, Walk, Limp, Fall, or Finish Well
  • Ethical Guidelines and Guard Rails
  • Areas for Ethical Consideration
Unit 5: Theological Issues in Missions
  • Theological Drift?
  • Starting a Study on “Hell” Using the Bible Word Study
  • Views Held on Hell and Salvation
  • Defining “Hell” from Scripture
  • Performing a Morphology Search on Jesus’ Use of “Gehenna”
  • Do Theological Views Diminish a Passion for Evangelism?
  • Is the Problem Solely Theological?
Unit 6: Spiritual Conflict and Missions
  • Models for Spiritual Conflict
  • The Mass Marketing of Spiritual Warfare
  • A Warning and Some Observations
  • Animism and Secularism
  • Territorial Spirits
  • Evaluating Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare
  • Demonization and Deliverance
  • Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Study Demons
  • Encounters with Demons in the New Testament
  • Avoiding Demonic Influence
Unit 7: Dreams and Missions
  • The Underappreciated Importance of Dreams
  • Dreams in the Bible
  • Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Find Dreams in the Bible
  • How Dreams and Visions Are Used by God
  • Current Research on Dreams Leading to Conversion
Unit 8: Contextualization
  • Contextualized Mission to Muslims
  • Defining Contextualization
  • Contextualization or Syncretism?
  • Contextualization in Scripture
  • Researching Contextualization in the Lexham Bible Dictionary
  • Guidelines for Contextualization
  • Creating a Faithlife Group for Missionaries
  • Contemporary Evangelism and Contextualization
  • Searching Themelios for “Insider Movement”
  • Cautions regarding the Insider Movement
Unit 9: Words and Deeds
  • Finding the Balance
  • Three Approaches to Words and Deeds
  • A Brief History of the Debate
  • An Evangelical Debate
  • The Primacy of Evangelism
Unit 10: The Local Church in Mission
  • Can “Small” Succeed where “Big” Fails?
  • Christ, Church, and Kingdom
  • Changing World, Changing Missions

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:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Church Planting
  • Built on the Rock
  • We Are God’s Fellow Workers
  • Church Planting: A Rationale
  • Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reason 1)
  • Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reasons 2 & 3)
  • Objections to Church Planting
  • Ethical Guidelines for Church Planting
  • A Brief History of Church Planting
  • Historical Development of Protestant Church Planting Philosophy
  • Gospel-Planting Movement
  • Development of Church Planting Movements
Unit 2: Biblical Foundations for Church Planting
  • Where Do People Get Their Ideas of Church?
  • Historical Definitions of “Church”
  • The DNA of the Church
  • Our Culture’s Expectations for “Church”
  • Ekklēsia:The New Testament Word for Church
  • Sorting Different Uses ofEkklēsiawith Louw-Nida
  • Luke’s Description of a Functioning Church
  • New Testament Images of the Church
  • Finding Metaphors for “Church” Using the Bible Sense Lexicon
  • Some Contemporary Definitions of the Church
  • Five Contemporary Images Describing the Church
  • Church Planting in the Book of Acts
  • The Ministry of Jesus and His Disciples
  • Researching the Date of Acts in Commentary Introductions
  • Paul, the Church Planter
  • Paul’s Methods for Church Planting
  • Strategy, Spontaneity, and the Leading of the Spirit
  • Using the Bible Facts Tool with References to the “Holy Spirit” in Acts
  • The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 1
  • The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 2
Unit 3: The Church Planter in the 21st Century
  • Characteristics of 21st-Century Church Planters
  • Church Planter Assessment
  • Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 1
  • Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 2
  • Using the Prayer List Tool for Church Planting
  • Church Planting Teams
  • Some Potential Strengths of a Team Approach to Church Planting
  • Some Potential Weaknesses of a Team Approach to Church Planting
  • Structuring a Church Planting Team
  • Characteristics of Church Planting Teams
  • Searching on Biblical Conflict Resolution
Unit 4: Vision Leads the Way
  • The Importance of Vision
  • Vision Motivates
  • What is Vision?
  • The Power of Vision
  • Biblical Examples of Vision
  • Vision Comes from God
Unit 5: Values Shape Vision
  • Different Values Cause Different Expressions of a Vision
  • Values Shape Styles
  • Other Influences on Style
  • Why We Do What We Do
  • Identifying Our Core Values
  • A Biblical List of Church Core Values
  • Core Values of Contemporary Churches
  • Midcourse Review
Unit 6: Reaching the Community with Christ
  • How Did Jesus See People?
  • One-to-One Contexts Are Unique
  • Studying Acts 16 in the Faithlife Study Bible
  • Three People, Three Contexts, Three Approaches
  • The Context of Culture
  • Earning the Right to Speak
  • Research the Community Context
  • Describe Your Audience
  • Personal Examples of Describing the Audience
  • Engaging the Audience
  • Ministry and Style
  • Exegeting Your Church’s Culture
  • Getting the Word Out, Part 1
  • Getting the Word Out, Part 2
Unit 7: Church Planting Models
  • A Changing Church for a Changing World
  • A Sampling of Church Planting Models
  • Church Planting Movements
  • Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 1
  • Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 2
  • Churches: Start Healthy, Stay Healthy
  • Another Look at Characteristics of Healthy Churches
Unit 8: Issues Church Planters Face
  • Four Key Issues in Church Planting
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Historical Examples of Mass Evangelism
  • Contemporary Examples of Mass Evangelism
  • Evaluating Mass Evangelism
  • Attractional, Missional, and Incarnational Models of Church
  • Defining Authentic Discipleship
  • The Core Competencies of Christian Discipleship
  • Developing as a Leader
  • Appropriate Leadership Style
  • Sketches of Leaders in Scripture
  • Leading in Different Cultures or Communities
  • The “Perfect” Leader
  • How Did Jesus Develop Leaders?
  • The Emergence of Leaders
  • Transitioning to New Leaders
  • Accessing Constitutions and Bylaws
  • Structural Considerations
  • Financial Considerations
  • Bivocational Church Planters
  • Breaking Financial Dependency
  • Churches Indigenous to the Culture and Community
  • The Meeting Place
Conclusion
  • Some Things to Remember
  • Closing Thoughts

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.

Product Details

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.