EM708-4 - Developing Resilience and Spiritual Maturity in Cross-Cultural Ministry
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Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
- Factors in the development of resilience and spiritual maturity in cross-cultural ministry
- Biblical and missiological perspectives on the development of resilience and spiritual maturity
Be able to
- Analyse the roles of diverse challenges in cross-cultural ministry in developing resilience and spiritual maturity
- Evaluate personal responses to challenges in cross-cultural ministry
- Articulate a personal philosophy of spiritual formation
Be in a position to
- Implement plans for personal spiritual growth and development of resilience
- Communicate principles of developing spiritual maturity and resilience to others
1. Factors in spiritual formation and the development of resilience in intercultural ministry
2. Biblical perspectives on resilience and its development, and spiritual formation
3. The role of suffering and developing a biblical response to it in spiritual growth
4. The forms and role of spiritual warfare in intercultural ministry and their impact on spiritual formation and resilience in the light of Scripture and missiological literature
5. Developing healthy approaches to relationships and to conflict in the light of Scripture and missiological perspectives
6. Developing a plan for spiritual formation and developing resilience, including engagement with spiritual disciplines.
7. Helping others – family members, friends, and co-workers – grow spiritually and in resilience
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