(HQ ONLINE COURSES FALL-2021) Register by September 7

by UBF HQ   08-16-2021   0 reads


HQ ONLINE FALL COURSES: September 13 – December 7, 2021
The UBF HQ Online School Program is designed to support and equip UBF leaders including
chapter directors and local UBF ministries. This biblical program is concise and relates to UBF
ministry. For fall 2021, we are offering two online courses: THEOLOGY OF MISSION and
CHRISTIAN HISTORY (See the course descriptions below). All courses will be offered through
the online platforms on ubfeducation.neolms.com and zoom. To register, please contact us
ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by September 7, 2021.


Mission is not intended to be an option for just a few Christians. Mission is God’s love to the world, and the very nature of God at the very heart of the Trinity. God is a missional God who acts missionally by preceding, shaping and sending the church into the world. UBF ministry has been missional, sending many cross-cultural missionaries to the world. However, we still need to understand more deeply what God’s mission means to us and how we can carry it out more effectively. We need to revise and improve our missional practices to be more fruitful for the glory of God.

This course covers the following topics: (1) current discussions on mission, (2) mission and understanding of culture, and (3) missional leadership. Our goal is to equip our leaders and churches to be missional and fruitful for the glory of God.

Instructor: P. John Seo (Ph.D. Candidate, Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary) and P. Kevin Albright
Schedule (tentative, time TBD):
Sep. 25 Introduction and Current Discussions on Mission
Oct. 9 Mission and Understanding of Culture I – Christ and Culture
Oct. 23 Mission and Understanding of Culture II – Cultural Differences
Nov. 6 Mission and Understanding of Culture III – Communication & Contextualization
Nov. 20 Missional Leadership I – Missional Ecclesiology
Dec. 4 Missional Leadership II – Global Leadership
 Textbooks:
Branson, Mark Lau & Juan F. Martinez. Churches, Cultures & Leadership: A Practical
Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011.
Meyer, Erin. The Culture Map: Breaking through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business.
New York: PublicAffairs, 2014.
Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ & Culture. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
Plueddemann, James E. Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global
Church. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009.
The Christian History course is designed to provide gospel workers with a working knowledge of
the major events, issues, and people of church history and to make use of the rich resources of
church history in our practice of ministry. This course is a survey of Christian history from the
end of New Testament period up to the present day based on Turning Points: Decisive Moments
in the History of Christianity (3 rd edition) by Mark Noll. His book is informative, inspiring, and
very helpful in introducing students to the broad sweep of historical events. The course covers
major events, issues, people, and ideas that shaped the life and doctrine of the Christian church.
It will provide an examination of Christian history from an evangelical perspective. As we study
the course, we will be able: to understand a big picture of events that are most relevant to the
major phases of Christian history; to explain how Christianity developed into a rich diversity
including different denominations and theological traditions; and to evaluate the positive and
negative implications of various events in church history.
Course instructors: P. Mark Vucekovich/Dr. Augustine Suh
Course Dates: Mondays, September 13 – December 6, 2021, (either once a week or once
every other week; time TBD); introduction to the course: Monday, September 13, 2021
(time: 7 pm Central Time)

Please contact us at ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by September 7, 2021 (the coordinators: Pastor Kevin Albright and Dr. Augustine Suh) or click the link: https://www.ubf.org/edudept/oscontact. For further information, see the HQ Online Education section on ubf.org - https://www.ubf.org/edudept/onlineschool

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