Urban Missiology

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 24Avg. Length: 42 Min.Time Required: 34 Hours MinimumCourse Code: WM510
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The large cities of the world present enormous challenges and opportunities to the church of Christ. The purpose of this course is to develop a relevant evangelical practice for the church within the urban context, understood as contextual, or local theology. This course will expose the student to various dimensions of post-modernity as examined by several contemporary authors. The goal of the course is to help learners develop pertinent theological, missiological, and strategic initiatives for urban settings that can be applied to their own ministry.

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This course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.

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  1. Know the primary resources for urban ministry.
  2. State the premises of contextual urban missiology.
  3. Identify the principle hermeneutical debates concerning urban missions over the past 50 years and summarize the emerging paradigms.
  4. Evaluate the issues of postmodernity as they relate to urban ministry.
  5. Articulate and assess a relevant urban spirituality for life and the community of faith in light of the information gained from the course.
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Glenn Smith, D.Min.
  • Union des Universities Privées d’Haïti, DHon
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, DMin
  • Université d’Ottawa, BA and MA
  • University of Michigan, BA
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