MSSN 577 Growing Disciples and Mission
An exploration of the biblical basis for the organic reproduction of disciples and mission in both the Old and New Testament, and how God grows the church by growing people. Emphasis will be given throughout the course on practical principles which will inform and empower the local church pastor to grow new and established members in discipleship and mission.
WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?
Minimum of 3 hours per week.
Upon completion of this course, the students would have:
- Developed a biblical understanding of evangelism and discipleship.
- Studied different models of discipleship.
- Acquired the skills to develop an effective discipleship growth plan for a local church.
- Reflected upon current pastoral discipleship practices.
- Experienced how to develop a series of Growth Bible lessons for church members.
- Developed study habits that will make the student an effective nurturer, mentor and mobilizer of disciple-making disciples.
TOPICS TO COVER
|Week 1||Biblical Foundations of Discipleship – The Great Commission Mandate|
Evangelism and Discipleship
|Week 3||Assessment & Growth Materials|
|Week 4||Discipleship & Spiritual Disciplines|
|Week 5||Small Groups & Disciple-making|
|Week 6||Discipleship & Spiritual Warfare|
|Week 7||Worship Services & Discipleship|
|Week 8||Developing Disciple-making Disciples|
Maila Dizon, PhD in process
Maila Dizon serves as an adjunct professor at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). She is currently in the process of completing her Doctor of Missiology at Andrews University, Michigan, USA.
Abner Dizon, PhD
Abner P. Dizon currently serves as Assistant Professor of World Mission and Islamic Studies at the Theological Seminary at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). He is also the program director for Masters of Ministry.
Jim Park, PhD
Dr. Jim Park served as Associate Professor of the Theological Seminary at AIIAS for several years. As a seasoned professor and an experienced pastor, he has been involved in discipleship, church growth and missions.