Missionary Methods and Strategies
Spring Semester, 2010
Prof. Dr. Tim Hyunmo Lee
Effective methods and
strategies indicate how to get maximal results with minimal investment.
Cross-cultural mission endeavors are expensive businesses required immense
investment of human and financial resources. Unless utilizing approaches with
strictly strategic concepts, missionary works would be blamed to waste huge
resources of churches. Also mental map is crucial to our lives and works in a
specific culture. However, mental map is prescribed by cultural norms. In a
cross-cultural setting where our mental map is not working properly, launching
works without strategic consideration would be imprudent. The purpose of this
course is to review various strategies and to nurture the ability to apply
those existing strategies in a new setting.
Upon completion of this
course, students will be able to
Describe and understand the concept of effective strategy
2) Help to
have sufficient knowledge of various missionary methods and strategies and to
assess their effectiveness.
3) Help to
be able to develop his or her own strategy in a given situation
Winter, Ralph and Steven C.
Hawthorne. eds. Perspectives on the World
Christian Movement: A Reader (Forth edition).
Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2009.
Kim, Sung Tae. History of Missionary Strategies. Seoul:
Word of Life Press, 1994.
Lee, Tim Hyunmo. Understanding Contemporary Missions.
Daejeon: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.
Class Workbook. Missionary Methods and Strategies. 2010.
1. Critical Book Review.
Read one of the followings and submit a report of critical
Four page report is required. The report should include more
than one page of your own critiques.
Due Date: May 17, 2010.
Report is expected to be turned in on time. No paper will be
accepted that is more than two weeks later.
Critical Book Review Report: 20 %
Mid-term Exam: 40% Final
1 Introduction and Definition of Strategy
2 Goals of Missions/ Structures of
Strategy/ Roles of Missionary
3 Strategies in the Early Church and the
4 Strategies of the Catholic Church and
5 Indigenous Church Planting and Nevius
6 Church Growth Strategy
7 Mid-Term Exam.
8 Contemporary Situations of the World
9 Unreached People Group and Closure of
10 Short Term Missions/ Senior Missionary/
Tentmaking Missionary / BAM(Business as Mission)
11 Church Planting Movement
12 Missionary Radio/ Bible Translation/
13 Insiders Movement/ Mission Works to Other
14 Strategic Approach to NK Missions
15 Final Exam