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Missions and Evangelism

Go into all the world

and preach the Gospel! Make disciples of all the nations! Tell everyone what you have seen Me do and heard Me say, even to ends of the earth!

The purpose of our Missions and Evangelism concentration is to equip our students to effectively share the Gospel of the Kingdom and disciple the nations.

 

The most powerful witness is  that which flows out of our personal, intimate relationship with the Lord.

When we take our place on the witness stand of life and honestly tell what we have seen and heard in the Presence of our Father, our lives and our words have the power to influence the destinies of prisoners of sin and despair.

 

The Missions and Evangelism concentration will help you develop a greater awareness of your spirit and the Holy Spirit Who lives within you so that all that you say and do is only in response to His promptings. You will explore the strategic tools of intercession and spiritual warfare in advancing the Kingdom, and become skillful in their use.

Because it is the anointing that breaks every yoke, you will search out ways to increase the anointing on your life, your words and your works. Tools for personal evangelism will be examined and practiced, increasing your effectiveness.

 

If you are called to a share the Gospel cross-culturally, you will be guided into independent studies that will equip you with greater knowledge and understanding of the harvest field into which you will go.

 

We are all expected to ‘give an account of the hope that is within us’ and the Missions and Evangelism concentration can enhance your preparation and confidence to step forward whenever you are called.

Online Missions and Evangelism Degrees

The courses listed below may be taken as a Missions and Evangelism Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Missions and Evangelism Degrees:

  • Associate of Missions and Evangelism
  • Bachelor of Missions and Evangelism
  • Master of Missions and Evangelism
  • Doctor of Missions and Evangelism.

 

Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward your Missions and Evangelism Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean.

The key is to follow God’s passion within your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.

Specialized training opportunities which transfer easily into CLU:

  • Global School of Supernatural Ministry
  • Youth With A Mission

Courses

Communion With God - REN103/503

Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? When you’re worried or confused, wouldn’t you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don’t seem to be going your way and your prayers aren’t answered the way you had hoped, wouldn’t it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life?

Jesus promised that “My sheep hear My voice” (Jn. 10:27). If you are one of His sheep, then He is speaking to you and you are hearing His voice! The problem is that we have not learned how to recognize His voice and differentiate it from all of the other voices that bombard our hearts and minds. This course will help you discern the voice of the Lord within your heart, clearly and consistently, leading to a deeper intimacy with Him as well as greater faith, hope and joy. Your life will be transformed! (3 credits for REN103; 4 credits for REN503) (Course syllabus: REN103; REN503) 

“I’m taking Communion With God. I am so blessed so far. My life is already completely transformed. I went from hearing God speak to me once in a while to hearing Him not just in my journaling times but even throughout the rest of the day. What a difference this has made.” — Andrew Steck

“We have been using Communion With God for some months now in all our home groups and one after another people whose prayer lives were dry difficult affairs have blossomed as they have heard the Heavenly Father commune with them, His children.” — Rev. Bill A. VanZutphen, Baptist Church, Wollongong, Australia

“Oh my, I am speechless…I have completed only the first several lessons in Communion With God and my life has been totally, totally transformed. He is such a wonderful, wonderful God. A few months ago I told Him I was desperate for more of Him…I had no idea His answer to my prayer would be so exceedingly abundantly above anything I could ever have imagined. My days and nights are now filled with His presence. Thank you for your service to Him, Mr. Virkler. I will be in touch as I progress through the course….” — Amy

Naturally Supernatural - REN204
Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ (through the Holy Spirit) living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

“This course radically changed my life in every way possible. When once the Christian life was somewhat of a duty and chore, it is now a lifestyle of rest. What was once my trying to be good for the Lord is now having Him be good out through me. What was striving to serve Him in every aspect of my life is now simply loving Him and yielding to His Spirit to live out of me. By understanding, experiencing, and living out the seven revelation truths of abiding, my life in every way and dimension has been radically changed.” —Student taking Naturally Supernatural

Gifted to Succeed - LEA103
“To each of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ’s gift…And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints.” Do you know which of these heart motivations God has given to you? Is God asking you to express this heart motivation within or outside the structured church, or both? Which ministry or vocation is He asking you to express yourself through? What kinds of people do you need next to you to make you most effective? These questions and many others will be answered. (3 credits) Course Syllabus
Increasing the Anointing - REN206
The key to the successful Christian life is walking and living in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This course has three emphases: First it is designed to help you become aware of your spirit. All 1400 verses of Scripture that deal with the heart and spirit of man are closely considered with the one supreme objective of learning to sense your spirit and the Spirit of Christ within your spirit. From there you go on to examine the anointing of the Holy Spirit and how the anointing can be increased in your life. Finally, you will try to get to know the Holy Spirit as a Person. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

“Throughout the duration of this course, I have been provoked to go after God like never before: to receive a greater measure of His anointing to bring liberty to captives, and God’s presence to all I encounter. I am challenged to fast and pray more on a regular basis, learn more about the anointing and start living out, through simple daily obedience, what God has called me to. I am also learning not to rely on my strength to get the job done, but to solely rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, and this too will increase the anointing on my life, which in tern will affect everything I do.” —Student taking Increasing the Anointing

War in the Spirit - REN208
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers….” How often are Christians caught unaware of the enemy who rages around them seeking to devour them. With proper understanding and perspective, we can effectively engage the enemy and defeat him and his efforts against our lives, families, ministries and homes. Be a trained and prepared soldier. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

“It was absolutely life-changing. The thing I liked most about the course was…Everything! All of the course material was taught in a very strategic, insightful way. My instructor was absolutely great. The course has literally changed my life. I feel more empowered and faith-filled than ever. Great class!!” —Student taking War in the Spirit

Miracle Evangelism - EVA215
God’s plan to reach the world involves miracle evangelism. Discover how we, like those in the book of Acts, can experience signs, wonders and healing miracles in our lives and ministries as we join the great end-time harvest through miracle evangelism. (1 credit) Course Syllabus
Five Fold Ministry Gifts - MIN210
An examination of the ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Jesus gave gifts to men. Discover how these gifts function together in the church “to prepare God’s people for works of service”. This study will help many understand God’s call on their lives. (2 credits) Course Syllabus
Developing the Leader Within - LEA303
This course is designed to help you develop the attitudes, skills and character traits you will need to become the leader God has called you to be. You may need to establish new patterns of thought and action, and break old habits that have been keeping you back. If you truly devote yourself to the requirements of this course, you will be a more effective and successful leader at the end of it. (3 credits)  Course Syllabus
Apprenticed to Leadership - LEA310
Mentoring or apprenticeship was Jesus’ style of training. He committed Himself to twelve intense relationships for about a year and a half, raising up leaders after Him who turned the world upside down for His sake. In this course, we will explore the mentoring relationship from both sides: as an apprentice who is learning from a leader and as a leader who is developing his team. (It is possible and beneficial to be in both positions at the same time – continuing to grow and learn from those who are ahead of us while leading and developing others into their potential.) We will discuss what is involved in a good mentoring relationship, responsibilities of the mentor and the apprentice, how one enters and terminates such relationships, and very practical steps for developing leaders who will stand with you, help carry your load, and continue your vision after you are gone. “There is no success without a successor.” (3 credits) Course Syllabus
Cultural Studies - EVA315
An independent study designed to familiarize yourself with the geography, culture, climate, politics, religions, and specific challenges of the nation to which you will be ministering. (3 credits) Course Syllabus
Missions Practicum - EVA350
The student will participate in a short-term missions program, submitting a paper documenting, summarizing, and evaluating the experience upon its completion. (3 credits (credits vary depending on length of experience)
Visionary Leadership - LEA321
Jesus’ leadership approach with His “staff” ran counter to most of the management styles and techniques employed today. In this course, you will explore the three categories of strengths behind Jesus’ leadership techniques: the strength of self-mastery, the strength of action, and the strength of relationships. You will learn a plan to heighten your awareness level in each category and to assist you in the process of mastering them all, which is necessary for you to become an empowered leader in this millennium. (3 credits) Course Syllabus
Experiencing God in the Small Group - MIN310
Classtimes are to be times of experiencing God and sensing the transmission of the life flow of the precious Holy Spirit among the classroom participants. They are to be much more than studies of God. They are to be experiences with God. This course will teach you how to make every classtime a time of encounter with the Lord where each one receives an impartation of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

“I cannot tell you what a blessing the course Experiencing God in the Small Group has been to my life. My small group meetings have been awesome. They have also grown to ten members consistently. God has been expanding me and our group has been experiencing greater measures of Him during our meetings.” —Student taking Experiencing God in the Small Group

Anointed Preaching - MIN415
This course will teach the student how to get his messages from God and deliver them under the anointing of the Holy Spirit’s power.(3 credits) Course Syllabus
The Power of Kingdom Emotions – Unleashing Healing Power Through Spirit Born Emotions - HEA302

The focus of this course is that our heart (emotions) must be in alignment with our mind (belief) in order to experience a miracle of divine healing. If our mind says, “I believe,” and our heart feels, “This is not going to happen,” the power of God is short-circuited. Visionary meditations are included to lead people into their own personal encounters with Jesus, allowing them to feel His emotions of love, joy and peace for themselves, thereby turning on healthy genes and unleashing healing power throughout their body. (3 credits) Course Syllabus