Sample Syllabus for Independent Study Course – Global Ministries Council of Theological Students
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SAMPLE SYLLABUS for Independent Study Course
Global Ministries Council of Theological Students
Mission History & Theology
2009-2010 Context: China Partnerships
Prepared by: Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, Ph.D.
Executive for Volunteer Ministries, United Church of Christ
& Staff Coordinator, Global Ministries Council of Theological Students
Bibliography on China by: Rev. Dr. Xiaoling Zhu,
Area Executive for East Asia and the Pacific, Global Ministries
I. Ecumenical Mission Theology
II. History of the Common Global Ministries Board
(UCC and Disciples Mission History)
III. Global Mission – China and partnerships with UCC/Disciples Global Ministries
IV. Theology & Short-Term Mission Trips
Part I Ecumenical Mission Theology
Blaufuss, Mary Schaller, “Missiology: Models of mission in the 20th Century Ecumenical Movement” Global Ministries’ College of Mission.
Cardoza-Orlandi, Carlos. Mission: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002.
Edinburgh 2010 “Witnessing to Christ Today” http://www.edinburgh2010.org/
Edinburgh 2010 “Witnessing to Christ Today” Study Themes. Interactive site. http://www.edinburgh2010.org/en/study-themes.html
Nottingham, Bill “The Origin of Theology in God’s Mission” Global Ministries’ College of mission. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/common-global-ministires.html
Robert, Dana. American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1997.
World Council of Churches Department of Unity, Mission, Evangelism, and Spirituality. Various papers and emphases. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/programmes/unity-mission-evangelism-and-spirituality.html
Part II History of the Common Global Ministries Board
(UCC and Disciples of Christ Mission History & Theology)
Blaufuss, Mary Schaller. “That All May Be One…So That the World May Believe: 50 Years of Global Mission Practice and Thinking in the United Church of Christ.” Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ, 2007.
Fernandez, Eleasar, “‘Critical Presence'” as Good News: Meeting God’s People and Creation at the Point of Deepest Need.” Global Ministries’ College of Mission. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/critical-presence-as-good.html
Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Connecting Threads. Around the World through Global Ministries. 7 program series. DVD format. n.d. approx. 2007.
Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Sharing Life in Christ. Video in 5 parts. Based on “5 Guiding Principles” UCC/Disciples’ Global Ministries. VHS format. n.d. approx. 1997.
Makari, Peter. “Framing International and Interfaith Relations.” Global Ministries’ College of Missions. Modified version of address delivered to the UCC’s Council for Higher Education at its meeting in Cleveland, OH on October 28, 2009. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/framing-ifr.html
Nottingham, Bill “Common Global Ministries Board History.” Global Ministries’ College of Mission. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/common-global-ministires.html
Romero, Dan. “Global Ministries as a Commitment to a Common Journey.” Global Ministries’ College of Mission. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/commitment-to-a-common.html
United Church Board for World Ministries “Presence and Proclamation: Portraits of God’s Mission Around the World” Video Curriculum. VHS format. n.d. approx. 1990.
Vargas, David “Disciples Engagement in God’s Mission – Campbell-Stone Dialogue.” Global Ministries’ College of Mission. http://globalministries.org/resources/mission-study/college-of-mission/disciples-engagement-in-gods-1.html
Global Mission – China and partnerships with UCC/Disciples Global Ministries
Bliss, Edward Jr, Beyond the Stone Arches, American Missionary Doctor in China, 1892-1932
Chang, Iris, The Rape of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
Douglas Wissing, Pioneer in Tibet, the Life and Perils of Dr. Albert Shelton
They Went To China, Biographies of Missionaries of the Disciples of Christ (Printed copy will be provided)
Frederick Brown, From Tientsin to Peking with the Allied Forces (Printed copy will be provided)
Philip Wickeri, Reconstructing Christianity in China: K.H. Ting and the Chinese Church (American Society of Missiology)
Bishop K.H. Ting, God is Love
Part IV. Theology and Short-Term Mission Trips
Bread for the World Institute. Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams. Washington, DC, 2009.
Richter, Don C., Mission Trips that Matter: Embodied Faith for the Sake of the World.” Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books, 2008.