Fall 2018 / Winter 2019
Introduction to Mission
Course Description: This course reveals the missionary heart of our God throughout Scripture. It then traces the history of missions from the first century to the twenty-first. In this course you will be encouraged to become a humble learner of other cultures/ ethnicities whether visiting other countries or within your own country. You will grow in appreciation for the unique mission strategy that God has given Cru.
Instructor: Rich Loftness
Rich has been a missionary with Cru since graduating from college. He ministered for six year internationally and has served Christ in three regions of the United States. He has served as Coordinator of Theological Education at FamilyLife for 20 years. He earned two theological master’s degree from Trinity International University near Chicago.
A Biblical Theology of the Family
Course Description: Family is important; for the sake of not only individual marriages and the children they produce and develop, but also for the future of the church and society. In a time of crisis regarding marriage and family, we need to take a deep drink from the well of Scripture. This course will help you trace a biblical theology from Genesis through Revelation and learn how to rebuild the God ordained family structure. We will seek to grow in our understanding of God’s perspective on the covenant of marriage, and parenting.
Instructor: Dr. Andreas Kostenberger
After serving for 20 years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Kostenberger is transitioning to Mid-western Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri where he is Research Professor and Director of Biblical Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored a dozen books on the Bible and theology including two important books on the theology of the family, which will be discussed during the course.