Training Courses

Shared Mission – Intermediate level course – Introduction

Introduction

 The Introductory level course provided an overview of the sacred-secular divide, and the difference a biblical view makes to our understanding of the relationship between the gospel and our studies. 

But the sacred-secular divide is a relatively recent, Western development (having roots in Enlightenment philosophies), and throughout history and across the globe there have been (and still are) many other philosophies that have shaped people’s understanding of the relationship between their faith and their work. If in our teaching on the gospel and our studies we only respond to the sacred-secular divide, we can therefore risk having an overly Western focus, and fail to address other ideas that the students we work with are influenced by.

To develop a biblical understanding of the relationship between university study and evangelism it is therefore important to ensure that the categories and concepts we are using are rooted in Scripture. This module will therefore take a closer look at the seven theological categories that were introduced in the introductory module, how they together give rise to the Shared Mission foundation, and how they can be applied by those working in Christian university ministry.

Time required

The module consists of eight parts which take about 4hrs/part.

 

Module overview

  1.  God’s Self-Communication in Eternity and Creation
  2.  God’s Self-Communication in Redemption
  3. Humanity’s Position and Role – Part 1
  4. Humanity’s Position and Role – Part 2
  5. The Church and the Workplace
  6. Interpreting the World, Directing our Worship – Part 1
  7. Interpreting the World, Directing our Worship – Part 2
  8. Integrating the Shared Mission Foundation into your Network
Discipline
Theology and Philosophy
Level
Intermediate
Project
Other

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