MA in Pastoral Ministry

 MSSN 546 - Mission in Cultural and Religious Context









Professor: Bruce Bauer
Date: November 9-13, 2014
Location: Southeastern California Conference, Riverside, California

Course Description:

The aim of this course is to provide a Christian and biblical framework for the understanding of the relationship between Adventist mission within cultural and religious contexts. Biblical principles and models, historical examples, and contemporary case studies in cross-cultural missions are explored.

The course explores concepts of intercultural communication with emphasis on the challenges Adventist missionaries face as they witness in cross-cultural contexts.Attention is also given to the fundamentals of culture, group organization, and social change. The class aims at promoting the development of cultural sensitivity for effective communication of the gospel to all people and nations of the world.

Furthermore, the incarnational model of Christ is assumed to be the basis for cross-cultural mission. The mandate of the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 cannot be fully accomplished in one-to-two-week mission trips by touring evangelists. God’s mission is a long-term process that must be undertaken by committed believers who live with, understand, and serve the people they minister to. This course aims to provide a biblical and holistic worldview for cross-cultural mission based on the incarnational, servant model of Christ. Moreover, it seeks to promote an Adventist mission philosophy and practice that is biblically shaped and culturally sensitive. Thus, people will be empowered to live out the gospel message in their cultural and social contexts.

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Student Attendee List: 

  1. Dustin Aho
  2. Willy A Benzaquen
  3. Steven E. Brownell
  4. Shawna Campbell
  5. Jose Diaz
  6. Kietrich Germany
  7. Kevin Hart
  8. Stewart Harty
  9. Raul M. Hernandez (MDiv)
  10. Margaret Howell
  11. Ronald Kuhn
  12. Danny Marenco
  13. Victor Martinez-Ortega
  14. Elbert  Moralde
  15. Tim McMillen
  16. David Pikop
  17. Joelle Reuer
  18. Anita Roberts
  19. Elizer Sacay
  20. Philip Tse
  21. Edward Urbina
  22. Gillian Webster
  23. Rohann Wellington (Dmin)