Professor: Bruce Bauer
Date: October 2-6, 2016
Location: Columbia Union: Chesapeake Conference Office, 6600 Martin Road, Columbia, MD 21044
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.
Furthermore, this 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.
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.