Empowering the Church for Re-Evangelization

Speaker(s): Ross Hastings
Date: Winter 2013
Length: 23h17m
Product ID: RGDL4220S

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Description

This course has in mind the empowerment of the church in urban centers for mission and ministry. It recognizes the cultural, ethnic and social diversity of contemporary cities and the challenges this holds for effective witness and service. It is also cognizant of the internal challenges facing the church with its religious consumer mentality, its lack of a corporate missional identity and its cultural captivity. This course presents the fundamental missional identity of the church and its call to be the servant of God's kingdom purposes. It will ground this missional identity and kingdom vision in the doctrine of the triune God. From this starting point, in the context of expositions from John 20 and the book of Acts, the course explores models of the church, strategies for effective witness and service, themes in holistic mission and the contours of a missional spirituality. These themes are explored within the setting of the challenges, problems and possibilities of our urban environments. Lectures include:

  • Theology of Mission
  • "Christological Union" - Intro to Acts 1:1-5
  • Spirituality of Mission: The Community of Prayer
  • Spirituality of Mission: Community of the Missionary Holy Spirit
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (i) Developing a Missional Ecclesiology
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (ii) Empowering the Church for Incarnational, Whole Person Mission
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (iii) Mobilizing "The Whole People of God" as Sent-Ones Through Deeds and Words
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (iv) Apostolic Leadership Strategies in Mission
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (v) Proclamation Strategies - "Evangelists in Jerusalem and in Athens"
  • Ecclesial Community in Mission: (vi) Privileging the Poor
  • Stories of Hope and Challenge from Church Leaders

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Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

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