Models of Mission for a Post-Christian Context
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Brittain, Christopher C.
Basic degree students enrol in TRJ3601HS
Course Code: 
TRJ6601HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

The concept of Mission is prominent and ever-present in the contemporary church, but there remains considerable confusion surrounding the theology and practice of Christian witness. Painful awareness of the legacy of colonialism leaves many mainline churches uncomfortable with the concept of mission, for fear of ‘imposing’ their worldview on others. The course examines contemporary models and movements of mission – from “planting,” “Fresh Expressions,” and "Liquid Church," to “social outreach” and “faith-based community organizing.” Attention will be give to theologies of mission, missional literature, and to particular local mission projects in their ecclesial contexts. Students will be equipped to formulate their own theology of mission and to become familiar with distinct practical models of mission. These discussions will all be with a view to working to understand and shape the future course of the church.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
2 intro course in theology and 1 intro course in Pastoral Studies
Winter 2021
Hours per Week: 
2
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Practicum
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper