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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



of the Christian church, with attention to the people

and dynamics that have contributed to its growth.

BMS311 Preparation for Urban Missions (3)

This course is designed to acquaint students with

the dynamics of inner city ministry by developing

a biblical theology of church ministry, investigating

how principles of missions are implemented in

urban churches within the greater Los Angeles area,

and evaluating the effectiveness of urban ministries

that emphasize an Incarnational model of ministry.

Students will be required to complete a semester-

long, field-based internship to receive credit for this

course. (Fee: $50)

BMS312 Global Outreach (3)

A practical training course focusing on the

preparation of those students participating in

the summer missions program. Topics include

cross-cultural ministry, dealing with culture shock,

evangelism, travel requirements and a specific country

study (economics, history, traditions, politics, and

ministries). This course may only be taken one time.

BMS322 Field Language Study (3)

The student will participate in both formal and

informal language learning of a modern language

during the field internship. The student will

accomplish a minimum of 40 formal hours of

instruction during the internship.

BMS336 Cross-Cultural Church Planting (3)

Consideration of the biblical mandates given for

establishing God’s church among the ethne will

provide the framework for this course. Particular

topics investigated will include recognizing the

unique characteristics of a

culture, consideration

of unexpected opportunities and obstacles to

establishing a nationally led church, the process of

evangelism, discipleship, and raising up of national


BMS341 Cultural Anthropology (3)

This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology

to assist students in developing the skills to personally

acquire an accurate understanding of various cultures

through exposure to field methods of studying,

describing, analyzing, and 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.

Same as SS341.

BMS364 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 implica-

tions for discerning God’s will, selection of an aca-

demic 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.

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,