Acts: Keys to the Establishment and Expansion of the First-Century Church
The overall objective of this course is to determine the fundamental biblical principles regarding the mission of the church and its role in missions, developing guidelines and strategy from these principles for a local church's involvement. Specifically, this means that each person studying the course would:
Develop a basic understanding of biblical keys to the establishment and expansion of the first-century church and how to use these keys in the establishment and expansion of the twentieth-century global church;
Design a model to use as a guide in planting and establishing churches today from the core elements of Paul's strategy used on his missionary journeys;
Determine a biblical definition for "missionary" and "missionary work";
- Develop convictions on the role of the local church in missions today and to design a model of how a local church can be central and vitally involved in missions while networking with other churches and mission agencies.