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WCF.M3.L59 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the progress of European migration to America after 1800 and the factors that stimulated that migration.
  • Describe the impact of the European invasion on the Native Americans.
  • Trace the efforts of Christians to evangelize Native Americans and the results from 1600 to 1860.
  • Explain the growth of churches among settlers over the Appalachians, and concurrent changes in leadership patterns.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 214-217Lesson 59 Introduction

  • General

  • Settlers, Indians, Religion
  • Alphabet Makers
  •  The Cherokee Syllabary

  • Christian Movement
  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-9ch. 21 American Frontier: New Patterns of Leadership

  • See especially last paragraph before Baptists, comparing reasons for growth in different denominations; also the section of Second Awakening.
  • Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
  • 86c-96aIsaac McCoy, Marcus & Narcissa Whitman

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 182-183The Westward Expansion of the United States 1783- 1910

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 413-415Review: The Onset of Global Cosmopolitanism
  • 424-425Review: Consequences of the industrial Revolution

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 108-129Old World Precedents and New World Directions

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 217-218Lesson 59 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 675-677Paraguay

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 59
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What were the factors that pushed the expansion of Europeans to colonize western North America?

  • List and explain the factors that had an impact on the Native Americans and discuss the changes that came from these.

  • Which Christians were most effective in reaching the Native Americans and why? What obstacles led to poor results or failure?

  • List the factors that allowed the Methodists and Baptists to expand with the settlers and that held back other denominations. What implications are there for mission policy? How did the patterns of leadership influence church growth in the USA and Canada in this period?