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  • Each domain is a sphere of: knowledge, influence, activity and relationships. Each domain has to do with the relationship to the triune God and to others. The process that you will see is NOT how we MUST theologize in mission. It is what missiologists do. It is descriptive. If it is highly descriptive, then it may explain how to do it.
  • 1. The Bible: The Process of Theologizing in Mission is primarily based upon the Bible. The Bible tells of the in-breaking of God throughout human history. The Bible informs us about the mission of God (the Missio Dei ) and provides the missiological examples to follow in Jesus Christ for mission. It is not my mission, ecclesiastical mission, or cultural superiority. It is God’s mission.
  • 2. The Church’s Reflection: The reflection of the church has impacted the lenses (or hermeneutical approaches) that have been used to understand the Bible and mission through history. Systematic Theology is an example of a lens used in the West to understand scripture and mission. Other lenses include: Poetry, Novels (John Bunyan)--Narrative, even things like Architecture, and other traditions, such as the Orthodox - lights streaming from heaven.
  • 3. Personal Experience: Those who approach the Bible and examine the story of God’s mission bring their own set of cultural and personal strengths, weaknesses, and pilgrimage. These affect the way in which scripture and mission is understood and perceived. The Bible, the church, the context, and God’s mission are all understood through personal (ethnohermeneutical) lenses. This is not only a person’s cultural influences, but also the effects of government, ethics, religious conflict.
  • 4. The Context: In each unique context, mission takes place and shapes the understanding of mission and the process of theologizing in mission. The manifestation of mission and the theologizing process in mission for that context need to be contextually appropriate. Warning: Controversial Topic - Organic versus Inorganic Culture I believe that culture is systemic! Therefore the person and the culture should be looked at separately.
  • Levels of: Integration and Continuity between Domains
  • Each circle represents a domain of missiology that provides a unique contribution for mission. The overlap of one circle with another represents a level of integration and continuity between those two domains. Each domain is a sphere of knowledge, influence, activity and relationships.
  • Likewise the overlap of multiple circles represents a level of integration and continuity in multiple domains. It is not because integration in itself has value. It is because life itself is integrated!
  • Jesus Christ must be at the center of all the domains of missiology, because the church’s mission is the mission of Jesus Christ ( the Missio Cristi ) .
  • 5. The Integrating Idea: This is the place where all four domains of mission (Bible, Church, Person, and Context) interact and influence each other. The integrating idea contains the central themes, paradigms, perceptions, and thinking patterns that are common to all four domains. The Integrating Idea occurs at a particular moment in a particular place. This is the particularity amidst the universality.
  • 5. The Integrating Idea: This is the place where all four domains of mission (Bible, Church, Person, and Context) interact and influence each other. The integrating idea contains the central themes, paradigms, perceptions, and thinking patterns that are common to all four domains. The Integrating Idea occurs at a particular moment in a particular place. This is the particularity amidst the universality.
  • From Theory to Action and From Action to Theory A Constant Interweaving The history, the heart, the action, and the praxis of mission. Praxis means that the action itself is theological. Our actions and theory are constantly interwoven.
  • 6. The Holy Spirit and Prayer : From Pentecost forward, mission is the action of the Holy Spirit through the agency of the church. The water in the channel represents the place where all the theory and action of mission are saturated in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and prayer.
  • 7. The History of Mission Action : Everywhere you go, there exists a history of the church’s interaction with that context. There are both direct and indirect historical factors. The History of Mission Action has often been ignored in missiology. However, this is first area to work through, because throughout history people have tended to first go and do mission, and then they have realized that they need to theorize about their actions. This is especially true of evangelical missiology. Missionaries have often acted as if mission only began once they arrived.
  • 8. The History of Mission Theory : There is also a mission theory associated with the action, and it is this history of theory that will help guide us. The particular theological traditions (Ecumenical, Evangelical, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Orthodox, Roman Catholic) have influenced the theoretical framework that has informed mission action. What did that do not only to the church? But also to the context perception of the church?
  • 9. The Heart of Mission Theology (The Grid): This is the point where we move from the past to the future. This is the critical integrative step. It begins to bring all of the thinking done so far into organization. It transforms and focuses our missiological reflection into issues of the mission practice. This is the move from description to prescription. The vertical aspects of God’s mission ( Missio Dei , etc.) interface with the horizontal categories of human mission action (Motivation, Means, Agents, Goals, etc.) in a complex interweaving of divine and human interaction. Each square of the grid constitutes a specific missiological question with a particular emphasis.
  • 10. Preparation for Action . Based on the integration offered by the grid, the missiologist begins to inquire regarding the inter-relation of church and context in a specific time and place. In this new ‘here and now’ there are specific issues of the church’s missional dimension and missional intention vis-à-vis the context. For example: How is the church already engaged in mission in it’s context? What resources does the church have to carry out mission? Missional Intention and Dimension has been the focus of: Bosch Verkuyl Conn Greenway
  • 11. The Missional Action : This is the action itself. The action should be consistent with the foregoing theory (developed in areas 7-10). A modified version of a Hiebert centered-set diagram is shown that depicts the church moving towards Christ and at the same time carrying out mission in the church’s context (represent by the arrow behind the churches). The one cannot exist without the other. The churches moving away from Christ are not involved in mission.
  • 12. Reflection on the Action : Reflection, re-examination, re-thinking, and re-conceptualizing are needed at this point. Reflection should take place addressing the consistency between the action taken and the initial conceptualization found in the integrating idea. Where there are anomalies, inconsistencies, and contradictions between the understanding of the integrating idea and the action taken, we must look more carefully. The place of the anomalies is the place where the reconceptualization begins all over again. This creates a process of action and reflection which is molded through time. Are we anywhere “doing” what we say we are “about?” The degree of the anomalies is an issue as well. They will always exist, but we cannot excuse them, even though we are simultaneously just an sinful.
  • Seen in its entirety, the Integrating Idea flows through a process (channel) that transforms it from theory into action. In this process, it is evaluated, examined, enhanced, energized, enacted, and finally reintegrated with the four original domains so that reconceptualization can take place leading towards a refinement of mission. Over time, therefore, this becomes an iterative process that is constantly making adjustments in mission theory and practice. Gustavo Gutierez: Liberation Theology made it to the “action,” but there no was reintegration. The entire analysis was flawed, but the Integrating Idea was correct. Gabrini Green Buildings being destroyed.
  • Seen in its entirety, the Integrating Idea flows through a process (channel) that transforms it from theory into action. In this process, it is evaluated, examined, enhanced, energized, enacted, and finally reintegrated with the four original domains so that reconceptualization can take place leading towards a refinement of mission. Over time, therefore, this becomes an iterative process that is constantly making adjustments in mission theory and practice. Gustavo Gutierez: Liberation Theology made it to the “action,” but there no was reintegration. The entire analysis was flawed, but the Integrating Idea was correct. Gabrini Green Buildings being destroyed.
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    • 1. The Process of Theologizing in Mission by Charles Van Engen and in part by Shawn Redford.
    • 2. The Four Domains Each domain is a sphere of knowledge, influence, activity and relationships. WORD CHURCH WORLD PILGRIMAGE
    • 3. 1. The Bible: The Process of Theologizing in Mission is primarily based upon the Bible. The Bible tells of the in-breaking of God throughout human history. The Bible informs us about the mission of God (the Missio Dei ) and provides the missiological examples to follow in Jesus Christ for mission. I: The Four Domains The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1
    • 4. 2. The Church’s Reflection: The reflection of the church has impacted the lenses (or hermeneutical approaches) that have been used to understand the Bible and mission through history. Systematic Theology is an example of a lens used in the West to understand scripture and mission. The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 I: The Four Domains 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology
    • 5. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 3. Personal Experience: Those who approach the Bible and examine the story of God’s mission bring their own set of cultural and personal strengths, weaknesses, and pilgrimage. These affect the way in which scripture and mission is understood and perceived. The Bible, the church, the context, and God’s mission are all understood through personal (ethnohermeneutical) lenses. The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 I: The Four Domains Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3
    • 6. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4. The Context: In each unique context, mission takes place and shapes the understanding of mission and the process of theologizing in mission. The manifestation of mission and the theologizing process in mission for that context need to be contextually appropriate. The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 I: The Four Domains 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World
    • 7. Levels of Integration and Continuity between Domains Integrating Ideas
    • 8. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology <ul><li>Each circle represents a domain of missiology that provides a unique contribution for mission. The overlap of one circle with another represents a level of integration and continuity between those two domains. </li></ul><ul><li>Each domain is a sphere of knowledge, influence, activity and relationships. </li></ul>The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World II. Working with Integrating Ideas
    • 9. <ul><li>Likewise the overlap of multiple circles represents a level of integration and continuity in multiple domains. </li></ul>2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World II. Working with Integrating Ideas
    • 10. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology <ul><li>Jesus Christ must be at the center of all the domains of missiology, because the church’s mission is the mission of Jesus Christ ( the Missio Cristi ) . </li></ul>The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World II. Working with Integrating Ideas
    • 11. 5. The Integrating Idea: This is the place where all four domains of mission (Bible, Church, Person, and Context) interact and influence each other. The integrating idea contains the central themes, paradigms, perceptions, and thinking patterns that are common to all four domains. II. Working with Integrating Ideas 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Integrating Idea 5
    • 12. 5. The Integrating Idea: This is the place where all four domains of mission (Bible, Church, Person, and Context) interact and influence each other. The integrating idea contains the central themes, paradigms, perceptions, and thinking patterns that are common to all four domains. II. Working with Integrating Ideas 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 “ That women and men become disciples of Jesus Christ and responsible members of Christ’s Church.” – Donald McGavran 5
    • 13. Theory Action The history, the heart, the action, and the praxis of mission. from to
    • 14. 6. The Holy Spirit and Prayer : From Pentecost forward, mission is the action of the Holy Spirit through the agency of the church. The water in the channel represents the place where all the theory and action of mission are saturated in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and prayer. III. The Holy Spirit and Prayer 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer Holy Spirit and Prayer Holy Spirit and Prayer Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 15. 7. The History of Mission Action : Everywhere you go, there exists a history of the church’s interaction with that context. There are both direct and indirect historical factors. The History of Mission Action has often been ignored in missiology. However, this is first area to work through, because throughout history people have tended to first go and do mission, and then they have realized that they need to theorize about their actions. III. The History 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 History of Mission Action 7 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 16. 8. The History of Mission Theory : There is also a mission theory associated with the action, and it is this history of theory that will help guide us. The particular theological traditions (Ecumenical, Evangelical, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Orthodox, Roman Catholic) have influenced the theoretical framework that has informed mission action. III. The History 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 17. 9. The Heart of Mission Theology (The Grid): This is the point where we move from the past to the future. This is the critical integrative step. It begins to bring all of the thinking done so far into organization. It transforms and focuses our missiological reflection into issues of the mission practice. This is the move from description to prescription. The vertical aspects of God’s mission ( Missio Dei , etc.) interface with the horizontal categories of human mission action (Motivation, Means, Agents, Goals, etc.) in a complex interweaving of divine and human interaction. Each square of the grid constitutes a specific missiological question with a particular emphasis. IV. The Heart 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Four Domains - Present Time Past Future Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 18. 10. Preparation for Action . Based on the integration offered by the grid, the missiologist begins to inquire regarding the inter-relation of church and context in a specific time and place. In this new ‘here and now’ there are specific issues of the church’s missional dimension and missional intention vis-à-vis the context. For example: How is the church already engaged in mission in it’s context? What resources does the church have to carry out mission? V. The Action 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Four Domains - Present Time Past Present Future Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Preparation for Action Missional Intention/Dimension <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul>10 <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Trans- formation </li></ul>Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 19. 11. The Missional Action : This is the action itself. The action should be consistent with the foregoing theory (developed in areas 7-10). A modified version of a Hiebert centered-set diagram is shown that depicts the church moving towards Christ and at the same time carrying out mission in the church’s context (represent by the arrow behind the churches). The one cannot exist without the other. The churches moving away from Christ are not involved in mission. V. The Action 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Preparation for Action Missional Intention/Dimension <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul>10 <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Trans- formation </li></ul>Four Domains - Present Time Past Present Future Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Missional Action In the world for whom Christ died! 11 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 20. 12. Reflection on the Action : Reflection, re-examination, re-thinking, and re-conceptualizing are needed at this point. Reflection should take place addressing the consistency between the action taken and the initial conceptualization found in the integrating idea. Where there are anomalies, inconsistencies, and contradictions between the understanding of the integrating idea and the action taken, we must look more carefully. The place of the anomalies is the place where the reconceptualization begins all over again. This creates a process of action and reflection which is molded through time. VI. Praxis 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Preparation for Action Missional Intention/Dimension <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul>10 <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Trans- formation </li></ul>Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Four Domains - Present Time Past Future Missional Action In the world for whom Christ died! 11 Reflection on the Action Feedback Loop - Missional Praxis 12 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 21. Seen in its entirety, the Integrating Idea flows through a process (channel) that transforms it from theory into action. In this process, it is evaluated, examined, enhanced, energized, enacted, and finally reintegrated with the four original domains so that reconceptualization can take place leading towards a refinement of mission. Over time, therefore, this becomes an iterative process that is constantly making adjustments in mission theory and practice. The Process of Theologizing in Mission 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 5 Four Domains - Present Time Past Future Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Preparation for Action Missional Intention/Dimension <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul>10 <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Trans- formation </li></ul>Missional Action In the world for whom Christ died! 11 Reflection on the Action Feedback Loop - Missional Praxis 12 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer
    • 22. The Dynamic Process! The Process of Theologizing in Mission Four Domains - Present Time Past Preseent Future The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World Context Agents Motives Message Means Goals Utopia Results Partnership Community Presence Missio Dei Missio Hominum Missiones Ecclesiarum Missio Politica Oecumenica Missio Futurorum/Adventus The Heart of Mission Theology 9 History of Mission Action 7 History of Mission Theory <ul><li>Ecumenical </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecostal/ Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic </li></ul>8 Preparation for Action Missional Intention/Dimension <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul>10 <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Trans- formation </li></ul>Missional Action In the world for whom Christ died! 11 Integrating Idea 5 6 Holy Spirit and Prayer Reflection on the Action Feedback Loop - Missional Praxis 12
    • 23. The End ... … but not really because this never really ends!
    • 24. THE FOUR ARENAS OF MISSIOLOGY Chuck Van Engen THE BIBLE Missiology is one integrated discipline. PERSONAL SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, PERSONAL PILGRIMAGE, SPIRITUALITY THE CONTEXT OF THE CHURCH’S MISSION IN THE WORLD THE CHURCH’S REFLECTION : HISTORICAL AND SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY Missiology is centered in Jesus Christ. JESUS CHRIST Integrating Idea At any particular time, space and context, a specific “integrating idea” emerges to hold together, synthesize and direct the multi-disciplinary unity of missiological action. “ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.” -- Jn. 3:16
    • 25. The Hermeneutical Spiral Explanation: Time Deepening Identification with poor question “Aid” and “ Development” Preferential option for the poor Solidarity with oppressed Voice of the poor = voice of God Marxist Categories Socio- economic analysis Conflict and dependency theories Hermeneutics of suspicion - Structural ... The poor as - active subjects creating history Humanization, Salvation, Christology, Ecclesiology, Gospel, Spirituality Theology from Above Discover new faith dimensions Theology from Below The Deep Deepening Praxis Converging “ Divine” Surface Wisdom Below Surface
    • 26. The Hermeneutical Spiral Explanation: Theology from Above Theology from Below Identification with poor question “Aid” and “Development” Discover new faith dimensions Preferential option for the poor Solidarity with oppressed Voice of the poor = voice of God Marxist Categories Socio-economic analysis Conflict and dependency theories Hermeneutics of suspicion - Structural ... The poor us active subjects creating history Humanization, Salvation, Christology, Ecclesiology, Gospel, Spirituality Deepening Praxis Converging Deep Surface
    • 27. The Hermeneutical Spiral
    • 28. Missio Dei The Mission of God Missio Hominum God’s Missional Use of Human Instruments Missiones Ecclesiarum God’s Many Missions Through the People of God Missio Politica Oecumenica God’s Missional Action in Global Civilization Missio Christi God’s Messianic Mission Through Jesus Christ Missio Futurum/ Adventus God’s Kingdom Mission in Future and through Advent                                                                                                                                                                             Foundational Categories of Mission Theory   Aspects of Missional Action   The Holy Spirit in Mission The Context of Mission The Agents of Mission The Motives of Mission The Means of Mission The Methods of Mission The Goals of Mission The Results of Mission Hope/Utopia of Mission Prayer in Mission Spiritual Power in Mission Presence, Proclamation Structures for Mission Partnerships in Mission
    • 29. The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 <ul><li>The Major Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1. Working with Four Domains (Circles) [Realms, Arenas] </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2. Working with Integrating Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3. Taking integrating idea and applying it to a particular situation </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4. Parts 8, 9, 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to Older Naming System </li></ul><ul><li>5. History of Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Interaction by the Church in that Context. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who did what when where? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>6. History of the Theory of Mission: Contemporary Theologies of Mission </li></ul><ul><li>7. Rethinking the Theory: Contextual Theology of Mission </li></ul>
    • 30. The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology
    • 31. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 3 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World
    • 32. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 3 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 4
    • 33. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 3 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 4 The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Slides 1-4 include all four circles and build step by step. The next four slides (5-8) add the circles as well in each step. I just drew them both ways to see what you liked. I am guessing that you would add comments here for the audience during the presentation.
    • 34. 3 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 4 Explanation: The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology
    • 35. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World Explanation: The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3
    • 36. 2 The Church’s Reflection: Historical and Systematic Theology Explanation: The Bible Old Testament New Testament 1 Personal Experience: Cultural Background, Personal Pilgrimage, Spirituality 3 4 The Context: The Context of the Church’s Mission in the World
    • 37. This one is like we used to have except it now has the fourth circle.
    • 38. &nbsp;

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