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Mobile Ed: PC101 Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church (7 hour course)

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In this course Dr. Michael Goheen examines the identity of the church according to the Bible and then considers the implications of this identity for the church’s mission. Beginning with the concept of a missional community in the OT, Goheen traces God’s work among His people into the NT community of believers and offers perspective on how the ministries of today’s church can be structured to fulfill God’s calling.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a “missional hermeneutic” and its relationship to the gospel
  • Summarize how the OT people of God shape our understanding of the church
  • Discuss the significance of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension on the identity of the church
  • Describe the development of the NT church with respect to its mission
  • Discuss how pastors can provide for the nurture of church members through church ministries
  • Describe how the organization of a church can support its missional purpose

Course Outline

Unit 1: Missional Church in the Biblical Story

  • Starting with the Gospel
  • Understanding How Jesus Used the Term “Gospel”
  • The Bible as One Story
  • How to View the Bible Text without Editorial Additions
  • The Story of God’s Mission
  • A Missional Hermeneutic
  • Unit 1 Quiz

Unit 2: Missional Community in the Old Testament

  • The Importance of the Old Testament
  • An Overview of the Formation of God’s People
  • Two Hermeneutical Lenses
  • Blessed to Be a Blessing
  • Bringing about the Promise
  • A Display People
  • Israel in the Land
  • Failure and the Prophets
  • A People Gathered and Renewed
  • Intertestamental Period: Missional Vision Lost
  • Unit 2 Quiz

Unit 3: Missional Community in the New Testament

  • Jesus Gathers a Community
  • Gathering and the Arrival of the Kingdom
  • Finding the Metaphorical Uses of “Sheep”
  • Jesus Restores the Missional Vocation
  • Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  • Jesus Commissions His Gathered People
  • A Witnessing Community
  • Exaltation: Lordship of Christ
  • Pentecost: Spirit of Mission
  • Jerusalem Community
  • A Distinctive Community
  • Gathering Israel
  • Antioch Church
  • Using the Logos Deluxe Map Set
  • A Missional Church in Acts
  • Missionary Encounter with Culture
  • Studying the Ministry of Barnabas Using the Bible Facts Tool
  • Continuing the Story
  • Unit 3 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

Unit 4: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: Nurturing Ministries

  • Nurturing Ministries in a Missional Church
  • Nurturing New Life
  • Scripture as a Tool of God’s Mission
  • Preaching Christ
  • Preaching the True Story of the World
  • Preaching to Confront Other Stories
  • Preaching a Gospel That Is the Power of God
  • Preaching to Orient God’s People Outward
  • Worship in a Missional Church: Thick and Comprehensible
  • Worship Thick Enough to Nourish a Missional Church
  • Worship and the Book of Revelation
  • Researching Worship and the Roman Emperor in Revelation
  • Sacraments: Nourishing a Missional Congregation
  • Unit 4a Quiz
  • Worship: Orienting the Church Upward and Outward
  • Worship: Comprehensible Enough to Be Understood
  • Fellowship: Gifts
  • Fellowship: “One-Anothering”
  • Creating a Categorized List of Uses of Allelon in the New Testament
  • Prayer in the Missional Church
  • Using the Topical Index of An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible
  • Training Parents for Their Task
  • Pastoral Care
  • Unit 4b Quiz

Unit 5: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: The Calling of the Church in the World

  • The Calling of the Missional Church
  • Missional Analysis of Culture, Part 1
  • Missional Analysis of Culture, Part 2
  • Missional Engagement with Culture
  • Being a Distinctive Community
  • Pastoral Task in Shaping a Distinctive Community
  • The Importance of Training People for Their Calling in the World
  • Training the Local Congregation for Their Calling
  • Evangelism, Part 1
  • Evangelism, Part 2
  • Involvement in the Neighborhood
  • The Gospel of Charity in the Early Church
  • Mission and Missions
  • Missions and the Local Congregation
  • Unit 5 Quiz

Unit 6: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: Organizing to be Missional

  • Importance of Structures
  • Small Groups and the Life of the Church
  • Missional Communities
  • Importance of Leadership
  • Two Resources Useful for Studying Early Church Leadership
  • Leadership Training
  • Unity and Mission
  • Examples of Missional Ecumenicity
  • Budgetary Issues of a Missional Church

Unit 7: Conclusion

  • Next Baby Steps
  • Missio Dei: It Is God Who Works
  • Unit 6–7 Quiz
  • Final Exam

Product Details

  • Title: PC101 Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church
  • Instructor: Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 7
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About Michael W. Goheen

Dr. Michael W. Goheen, professor of missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, served as the Geneva Chair of Worldview Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, and teaching fellow in mission studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He has taught worldview, biblical theology, mission, and world Christianity at Redeemer University College and Dordt College. He began his professional life as a church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. He is also recognized as a leading scholar on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin.

Dr. Goheen has authored several books, including A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2010) and As the Father Has Sent Me, I am Sending You: J.E. Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology (Zoetermeer, 2000). He also coauthored the best-selling Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2004), Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker, 2008), and The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama (Faith Alive, 2009). He has also coedited two volumes on globalization and the gospel, and on the unity of the church.

Dr. Goheen lives in the Vancouver area where he is minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church. He’s been married to his wife, Marnie, for 33 years and has four married children and four grandchildren.

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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Derrick Barnes

    Derrick Barnes


  2. Clyde Ritchey Grimes
    I am 3/4 of the way through this course and I have been challenged and encouraged so much. Dr. Goheen does an excellent job of presenting a missional approach to ministry that every church would greatly benefit from implementing his teachings within their respective faith communities. I highly recommended this resource (hence the 5-star rating). Having said all that, I would like to call attention to the fact that the transcriptions of Dr. Goheen's presentations are riddled with omissions (most prominently the fact that nearly every mention of a number--one, two, three, etc--fails to appear) and punctuation errors abound (especially with regard to quotations). It makes it very distracting to follow along (or go back and read at a later date). Please have an editor review this content and correct it as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!
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