Class Dates: Mar 2, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024
Day/Time: Saturdays 8-10 AM (Pacific)
Length: 8 Weeks / 16 Hours
Note: No Class Mar 30
Instructor: Rev. Bo Baumeister
MTC002 NEW TESTAMENT
This course provides a brief study of the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament through a Lutheran missional set of lenses with an emphasis on their authorship and contents.
8 weeks / 16 hours
Goals and Objectives
MTC students will
- ground their lives in the truth of God’s Word.
- translate their knowledge and skills into mission action.
- serve as unifying mission leaders in their communities.
- pursue ongoing learning for service in mission and ministry.
Being Objectives (Spiritual Formation): The student will
- become more deeply engaged and involved in the study of Scripture.
- become spiritually formed as a child of God.
- humbly accept the New Testament as God’s Word and self-revelation to the world.
- appreciate studying the historical and geographical context of the New Testament.
- gain excitement from the study of the God’s activity in the New Testament and its fulfillment in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Knowing Objectives (Cognitive Formation): The student will
- recognize that the life of Christ and God’s clear teaching and activity in the New Testament is intricately connected to His mission and purpose for the world.
- grasp the importance of genre, local culture, and worldviews to better understand the primary meaning of the New Testament and its teaching for people today.
- become familiar with the content and central message of each section of the New Testament.
- become familiar with the historical setting and geography of the New Testament.
Doing Objectives (Conative Formation): The student will
- identify specific incidents of Jesus’ ministry and show how they fulfill Old Testament prophecy.
- identify the occasions, authors, contents, and main themes of key New Testament books in light of God’s missional movement in the world and apply those insights to present realities.
- apply appropriate hermeneutical principles to read and interpret the New Testament.
- communicate basic New Testament history