GLOBAL STUDIES SURVEY COURSE DESCRIPTION An introduction to global engagement. This course explores the theoretical foundations and history of global engagement as well as a basic introduction to culture and intercultural communication. RATIONALE As Christianity is by nature a missionary faith, every Christian is called to play some role in the task of making disciples of every nation. This course is intended to resource those who are called to go as missionaries as well as those who will serve as senders. By examining the biblical and theological basis for missions, the missionary movement in history, issues in communicating the Gospel cross-culturally, as well as a survey of mission strategies, the student will be aided in identifying his or her role in the Great Commission.
REQUIRED RESOURCE PURCHASES Click on the following link to view the required resource(s) for the term in which you are registered: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/liberty.htm
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR LEARNING A. B. C. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment Internet access (broadband recommended) Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)
MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. B. C. D. E. Articulate a biblical and theological basis for global missions. Describe the expansion of Christianity and missionary work in history including the work of key individuals and the regions where they served. Identify the process of evangelism and church planting in an intercultural context. Develop mission strategies for reaching unreached peoples. Integrate a global missions