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applying culture. Subject matter will be addressed from a biblical worldview to understand and discern the process of

culture research and personal communication in another culture. Some of the topics to be addressed will include

language, kinship, relationships, daily life patterns, education, and rituals.

BMS365 Gospel Living (3)

This workshop will investigate both the theological and practical issues involved in living a life focused on calling people

to be reconciled to God. The course content will include an introduction to evangelism and missionary care through a

local church. Class will include site visits to local organizations and ministries, and students will be involved practically

in support ministries and outreach opportunities in the local community.

BMS366 Gospel, Culture, and Vocation (3)

This course will survey the biblical foundation for evangelization of the nations by looking at the cross-cultural accounts

and commands in the Old and New Testaments. In addition, contemporary methods of evangelism will be investigated.

Further study will address significant theological issues related to the Reformation doctrine of vocation and its

implications for discerning God’s will, selection of an academic discipline, career placement, and stewardship of

employment opportunities for gospel witness. The student will participate as both learner and teacher as a unique design

feature of this course.

BMS385 World Religions (3)

A study of major non-Christian religious systems in the world. The claims of each will be compared with the absolute

truth and adequacy of biblical faith.

BMS397 Missionary Biography (3)

The course will require extensive reading and evaluation of selected biographies of great missionaries such as Carey,

Brainerd, Judson, Moffat, and Goforth. Missionary methods will be compared and evaluated.

BMS404 Theological Issues in Missions (3)

This class will survey the biblical foundation for evangelization of the nations by looking at the cross-cultural accounts

and commands in the Old and New Testaments. In addition, comparison studies will be conducted demonstrating the

core soteriology of major world religions and worldviews. Further study will address significant theological issues related

to contemporary mission methodology. The student will participate as both learner and teacher as a unique design

feature of this course.

BMS483 Religions of America (3)

A study of the most prominent modern religions native to America, with particular reference to their historical

backgrounds and doctrinal positions.

BMS498 Missions Area Study (2)

A concentrated area study dealing with both historical and contemporary developments in political, economic, cultural,

and religious life, as well as missionary endeavors. The student may select a nation to study from the following areas:

Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and Central America.

MINISTRIES

BMN300 Ministry Internship (1)

Supervised on-site instruction in the field of some aspect of church ministry for a maximum of two semesters (1 unit

per semester). This course is graded: credit/no-credit.

BMN310 Message Preparation for Women (3)

Training for women in preparation, organization, and delivery of personal testimonies, devotionals, and women’s Bible

studies. The course will aid female students preparing for women’s ministry or youth ministry. Each student will have

opportunities to speak before the class and receive evaluations by the instructor and other students.

Prerequisite: For

women only.