EM012-812 - Cross-Cultural Church Planting
2,400 Standard Tuition Fee
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code EM712-4.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
B. Be able to
1. Examine recent scholarship on church planting across cultures
2. Demonstrate skill in utilising diverse scholarship in strategy for church planting in cross cultural contexts
3. Present Research-Aware evidence-based perspectives on church planting across cultures
C. Be in a position to
1. Applying Advanced perspectives and skills from ‘Cross Cultural Church Planting’ to ministry practice and Christian living as a reflective practitioner
1. A theological rationale for church planting
2. Biblical principles that guide the practice of church planting with a focus on the book of Acts
3. The essence of a church and its contextualisation in various cultural contexts
4. Analysis of case studies of church planting in a range of cultural contexts
5. Models of cross-cultural church planting and evaluating them for a range of cultural contexts
6. Components of the church planting process, together with questions and issues encountered at each stage and possible responses to them
7. Tools for researching a particular community or region with a view to church planting
8. Elements and questions involved in the design of a strategy for church planting for particular context
Ott, C., and Wilson, G., Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011).
Comiskey, J., Planting Churches that Reproduce: Starting a Network of Simple Churches (Moreno Valley, CA: CCS Publishing, 2008).
Garrison, D., Church Planting Movements: How God is Redeeming a Lost World (Midlothian, VA: WIGTake Resources, 2012).
Hesselgrave, D., Planting Churches Cross-culturally: North America and Beyond. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2000).
Hibbert, R., “The Place of Church Planting in Mission: Towards a Theological Framework.” Evangelical Review of Theology 33(2009): 316-331.
Johnson, J., We are Not the Hero: A Missionary’s Guide for Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency (Sisters, Ore: Deep River Books, 2012).
O’Connor, P., Reproducible Pastoral Training: Church Planting Guidelines from the Teachings of George Patterson (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2006).
Payne, J.D., Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Paternoster, 2009).
Sinclair, D., A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams. (Waynesboro, GA: Authentic Media, 2006).
Smith, E., Church Planting by the Book (Fort Washington, PA: CLC Publications, 2015).
Smith, S., and Kai, Y., T4T: A Discipleship Revolution (Monument, CO: WIGTake Resources, 2011).
Watson, D., and Watson, P., Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2014).
Woodford, B., Master Plan: Biblical Foundations for Living Churches (Taupiri, New Zealand: EastWest College of Intercultural Studies, 2007).
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