Sec 14: School of Ecological Mission
Ecological Mission Overview
The faculty of the School of Ecological Mission are committed to the concept that God is at work not only in the lives and affairs of people across the globe, but he is also at work in environments and how peoples are impacted by their natural, social and built environments. Just as sin has corrupted the image of God within persons (Romans 1:18-32), so too sin corrupts social and environmental relationships. In fact, the Apostle Paul writes that “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8:22-24). Thus God is about his mission of reconciling people and the entire earth unto himself. Faculty with expertise in a wide range of disciplines work together to equip missional Christians to participate in the mission of God through global health, environmental mission, humanitarian aid, missional geoscience and sustainable agriculture. The School of Ecological Mission offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Organizational Structure of the School of Ecological Mission
The School of Ecological Mission is under the leadership of the Dean who reports to the Provost. Periodic reports are made directly to the University faculty & Provost, and through the University President, to the Board of Trustees. The faculty conduct its day-to-day business primarily through its division and department meetings.
Faculty of the School of Ecological Mission
All faculty must subscribe to Missional University’s Mission, Vision & Core Values Statement, Statement of Faith, and Ethos Statement, as well as meet the academic and professional requirements of the field in which they are teaching. The Dean and/or the division chair and/or the department chair interview(s) all candidates for faculty teaching positions. All teachers are evaluated for their instructional performance each course.
Departments of the School of Ecological Mission
The School of Ecological Mission is divided into five departments:
- Department of Environmental Studies
- Department of Ecology & Biodiversity
- Department of Global Healthcare & Population Studies
- Department of Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases
- Department of Geospatial Studies
Additional information about the School of Ecological Mission can be found on its website.