Starting Definitions of the Missional University
New Educational Paradigm
At Missional University, missionality is core to everything we teach. Missionality is the quality of living life from a missional perspective. The curriculum at Missional University equips Christian believers for roles in missional ministry; that is a course of study based on missiology.
In Christianity, ministry is an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith. This is distinguished from the "office of minister" which is an institutional role usually fulfilled by professional clergy. "Missiology" has been defined as:
Missiology is the area of practical theology that investigates the mandate, message, and mission of the Christian church, especially the nature of missionary work. Missiology is a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural field of study incorporating theology, anthropology, history, geography, theories and methods of communication, comparative religion, Christian apologetics, education methodology, and interdenominational relations.
Each of the schools/colleges at MU builds upon the missional, intercultural, and contextual framework of our core values to create courses designed to equip Christian believers for missional ministry. We offer degrees in Intercultural Studies, World Religions, Missional Practice, Community Ministry, Communication, Ecological Mission and Theological Studies.
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