Course Details

Description: Study of a biblical philosophy of missions and basic biblical strategies. Evaluation of theories of the mission process, and current trends in Protestant missions. Also covers missionary problems, current literature and a geographical survey of missions needs.

Dates: October 3–8, 2016


Dr. Alan Patterson holds the Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University Seminary. He has served since 1982 as a missionary under Gospel Fellowship Association. Since 2002, he has worked in the home office of GFA in Greenville, SC. Traveling extensively, he has visited missionaries in approximately 35 countries and taught pastors and national Christians in Mexico, Korea, the Philippines, Cameroon, India, and Costa Rica. Overseeing the recruiting of missionaries at GFA, he has the privilege of meeting with young people who are seeking the Lord’s mind regarding missions. Talking with them about the Lord’s leading and calling is one of his highest joys.

Required Texts

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Planting Churches Cross-Culturally (2nd ed) by David F. Hesselgrave (Baker, ISBN 9780801022227)

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Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods by Eckhard J. Schnabel (InterVarsity Press, ISBN 9780830828876)

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