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WCF.M4.L45 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Formulate a personal position on the value of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for mission and church.
  • Evaluate differing perspectives on church organization.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 160-162Lesson 45 Introduction

  • General

  • The Church
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  45A Banks: Paul’s Idea of Community: Church as Household Gathering, Community as a Loving Family

  • The Holy Spirit and Gifts
  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 391-393Gifts of the Spirit

  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 339-347Gifts of the Spirit

  • The People of God and Spiritual Power: Other Perspectives
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  •  #14 Mission as Ministry by the Whole People of God

  • Parshall: The Cross and the Crescent
  • 203-236ch. 6 Mysticism and Spiritual Power

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 633-642#102 Patterson: The Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches
  • 746-749#132 Miley: The Awesome Potential for Mission

  • Sanneh: Disciples of All Nations
  • 163-184Pillar of Charismatic Renewal

  • Corrie: Dictionary of Mission Theology
  • 162-165Holy Spirit
  • 380-384Theology of MIssion
  • 384-388Theology of Religion

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 493-496Dye: Discovering the Holy Spirit’s Work in a Community

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 162-164Lesson 45 Review

  • Optional
  • Newbigin: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
  • 116-127ch. 10 The Logic of Mission

  • McGrath, ed: The Christian Theology Reader
  •  The Holy Spirit: 3.9, 3.14
  •  The Church: 7.0-4, 7.7, 7.9, 7.13, 7.17, 7.19-20, 7.24
  •  Sacraments: 8.2, 8.4-7, 8.10-11, 8.15-16, 8.18, 8.20-21, 8.23-26, 8.28, 8.30

  • McGrath: Christian Theology: An Introduction
  • 307b-315Holy Spirit
  • 340-343aHoly Spirit
  • 476-505Church
  • 508-531Sacraments

  • The People of God and Spiritual Power: Other Perspectives
  • Thomas, ed: Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity
  • 223-242#13 Mission as Common Witness
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (cont.)


Optional (cont.)

Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation, 7th Edition

244-245 China: Shanghai

251 China: Zhejiang

China: Introduction





Reflection Questions
  • Based on your readings and past experiences, how would you describe the value of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the church and mission?


  • What are some of the approaches to gatherings of believers? Which do you prefer and why?


Notes