Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Richard Schulz

Scripture References in this Resource

John 20:21; Matthew 4:13-17; 23-25; Luke 23:42-43; John 20:21-23; Acts 1:3; Acts 8:12; Acts 17:18; Acts 20:24-25; Hebrews 3:1; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Matthew 20:19; Acts 1:4-5; Genesis 3:9; Revelation 22:17; 20; Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:24; 26; Ephesians 3:14-15; Matthew 6:9; Matthew 11:25; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 4:6; Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 15:3-4; Genesis 50:20; Matthew 6:25-33; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Ephesians 1:9-10; Colossians 1:15-20


What are the educational needs of an adult layperson concerning world mission? What ought an introductory adult mission education study course attempt to teach? This thesis endeavors to answer the question in three chapters.

Chapter One articulates a concise theology of mission. Rooted in Scripture, especially the mission commands of the risen Savior, and drawing on the Apostles' Creed, The Book of Concord, and Martin Luther, Chapter One sketches the "who, what, where, when, why, and how" of God's mission.

Chapter Two surveys mission professionals to discover what they believe an introductory adult study course on world mission ought to teach. The first section collects and comments on responses from 78mission educators. The second section overviews courses currently published.

Chapter Three proposes objectives for a ten session introductory study course on world mission. The objectives include cognitive, emotive, and behavioral elements for each session, as related to that session's theme and Biblical basis.

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