EM043-912 - Transformational Development
2,802 Standard Tuition Fee
Category advanced unitC
evangelism missiolUnit Discipline
48 cps Level 8
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code EM710-6.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
B. Be able to
2. Integrate diverse scholarship and ministry experience in formulating principles to guide ministry in contexts of poverty and human need
C. Be in a position to
Applying research-based perspectives and skills from ‘Transformational Development’ for ministry practice and Christian living as a reflective practitioner
1. Summary and building of connections between units studied in the MA in Intercultural Studies and previous theological study.
2. Reflective practice
3. Community of practice
4. Communication principles for missionary and non-missionary audiences
5. Practice-based research principles
6. Professional development planning for missionaries
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Hibbert, R., and Hibbert, E., “ Nurturing Missionary Learning Communities,” in Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice: The 2014 Proceedings of the Association of Professors of Missions, ed. Danielson, R., and Hartley, W., 268-287 (Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2014).
Hiebert, P., The Gospel in Human Contexts Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009).
Langmead, R., “Theological Reflection in Ministry and Mission,” Ministry, Society & Theology 18(2004): 9-28.
Ott, C., Strauss, S., and Tennent, T., Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010).
Pocock, M., Van Rheenen, G., and McConnell, D., The Changing Face of World Missions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005).
Scheuermann, R., and Smither, E., Controversies in Mission: Theology, People, and Practice of Mission in the 21st Century (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2016).
Thompson, S., and Thompson, N., The Critically Reflective Practitioner (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Van Rheenen, G. and Parker, A., Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014).
Wenger, E,, McDermott, R., and Snyder, W., Cultivating Communities of Practice: a Guide to Managing Knowledge. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Donovan, V., Christianity Rediscovered (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2003).
Plueddemann, J., “The Real Disease of Sunday School.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 9(1972): 88-92.
Schön, D., The Reflective Practitioner (Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis, 1995).