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.
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.