Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Required Courses for Diploma Program
20 Courses or 60 Credit Hours


6) VSM B206 Understanding Worldviews, ATR & Acts - 3 Credits

Purpose of the Course
To aid the student in understanding their own world-view and that of others through the study and comparison of the world-views shown in ATR and the Book of Acts.

Learning Outcomes
The course will enable the student to:
1) Understand the definition and dynamic of world-views
2) Comprehend the world-views found in ATR and their resulting applications
3) Grasp the centrality of the proclamation and demonstration of the Kingdom of God in Acts.
4) Contrast and compare ATR with the world-view found in the West and in the Book of Acts
5) Learn to apply a Biblical world-view in terms of spiritual warfare and socio-economic issues.

Course Content
Learning to interpret the narrative literature found in Acts and utilize the inductive method of study. Understand the various Greek, Latin, Hebraic cultures and world-views in Acts and how they impacted the spread of the church through the Mediterranean region. Appreciate the cultural legacy of ATR while examining the spiritual dynamics introduced via the world-view. Empower the church to engage African culture and world-view with a sense of with a sense of gratefulness and with a better understanding of our Biblical world-view

Resources
Magesa, Laurenti, African Religion: The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life. Nairobi: Paulines Press, 1997.
Morphew, Derek, Breakthrough: discovering the Kingdom of God. Vineyard International Publishing, 1991
Oborji, Franci Anekwe, Towards a Christian Theology of African Religion: Issues of Interpretation and Mission. Limuru: Kolbe Press, 2005.
Turaki, Yusufu Sharing the Burden of Defending the Gospel. Jos Theological Seminary, Nigeria 2008.
Turaki, Yusufu, ATR and Spiritual Warfare. Nairobi: Lausanne Papers, 2000.