Louis Luzbetak defines missiology:
Learning about missions
Need a good definition of missions? It's the cross-cultural expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ. Missiology is the integrative study of the expansion of Christianity as it has been propagated by Christian missionaries. Missiology -- the study of missionary work -- draws together scholarship in biblical, historical, doctrinal and practical theological studies.
As missiologists reflect on the global march of the Church, they use tools from the social sciences to understand various dynamics. Insights are drawn from cultural anthropology, ethnology, sociology, geography, and political science.
Missiology seeks to develop strategies for effective missionary work and church planting. In doing their work, missiologists interact with a wide range of professions, especially those of agriculture, education, medicine and public health.
Want to know how to become a missionary? Then, the study of missiology is for you!
SNU: Global passion at a small university in America's heartland
- Preparing people to fulfill the Great Commission
- Curriculum for missionary preparation
Studying missions in SNU's classrooms | courses for religion major
Are the "heathen" really lost? What does the Bible say? [ read article ]
10 ways to avoid being a missionary [ read article ]
Knowing if you have a missions call
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That is, What are we doing in addition to classroom studies?
- SNU alumni who have served as Christian missionaries [ Wall of Missions ]
- How did SNU acquire such a missions ethos? [ read how and why ]
- Three great Christian missions journals
How can you not subscribe to at least one of these missionary periodicals?
- Evangelical Missions Quarterly
My first choice for the missionary on the field: strategy, family life, theological and biblical reflections, global news, book reviews
- International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Interdenominational quarterly with emphasis on missions history; great book reviews; writers come from varied backgrounds ranging from Roman Catholicism and Conciliar groups to Protestant Fundamentalism.
Written by and for missions professors. This is an "academic" rather than a "popular" quarterly.
Want to help the missions program of your local church? Check out this web site's resources for Nazarene Missions International ( NMI ) groups. [ click here ]
NBC distance education missions course
Global evangelism - a 6-week online course full of teachings on missions
E-book: Jonah, the reluctant missionary
Jonah's story is not about disobedience. Jonah is the reluctant missionary of the Old Testament who refuses to get his heart in tune with God's heart. [ read more ]
|Being a good missions mobilizer means you must have a grasp of the facts and of information. Being able to pray intelligently means you must know what is going on. [ read more ]|
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