FMX

Frontier Missions Extension Studies Online

engage and prepare for effective Christian
living and ministry in unreached locations

Intro

“Frontier Missions Extension Studies Online” (FMX) is an unique training program that gives you opportunity to engage and prepare for effective Christian living and ministry in unreached locations. You will develop strategies and tools that equip you to serve in the mission field.

Content delivery

FMX is custom designed for online delivery. A very high priority is that it is dynamic and interactive and directly applicable to life on the mission field.

FMX consists of 12 modules: 7 interactive and 5 self-directed. Each module contains approximately 25 hours of engagement with the study material. This includes the presentation of the subject matter, processing, personal study, reading and homework.

The 7 interactive modules consist of 1 week where we meet and study together online for 3hrs per day. They also contain 10 hours of homework outside of the class which is due the following week.

Note: online classes are repeated each day in order to accommodate different time-zones.

The 5 self-directed modules are guided learning where you have a month to complete the particular topic of study according to your own schedule. You will meet during these modules for Discovery Bible Study once a week.

Modules 1, 2 and 12
Class A:  09:15 – 12:15 (UTC +2)
Class B: 15:30 – 18:30 (UTC +2)

Modules 4, 6, 8 and 10:
Class A: 09:15 – 12:15 (UTC +1)
Class B: 15:30 – 18:30 (UTC +1)

Totalling 12 units of study over 7 months.

  • I believe I’m better equipped to be a more effective and healthy mission worker because I have greater knowledge and skills in Self Care, and Member Care, how to balance ministry & life, and to have more realistic expectations of myself and others. I also have a healthier understanding of suffering and sacrifice, and the challenges of living cross-culturally. I have been living cross-culturally for many years (19!), but now moving to a new different culture brings different challenges and areas to grow in.

    Susan - Democratic Republic Congo
  • FMX provided me with information that I would have not thought about. It helped me think critically beyond the obvious and gave me tools that are applicable in different situations. In other words it made “counting the cost” a practical process for me. The course also introduced me to many vital themes and ideas that are worth pursuing even after the course finishes so I can be further equipped for the mission field.

    Kevin – South Africa
  • There were subjects which I didn't know quite well, especially in regard to persecutions. Another thing was about the importance of prayer, prayer walks and how to strategically pray.

    Sam - Uganda
  • I wish I had done the FMX at the beginning of my missionary career. I am definitely more fueled with passion and equipped with knowledge compared to before.

    Airi - Japan
  • The FMX helped me to understand the complexity of mission work much more. The job of ‘missionary’ is one of the most challenging ones in the world. To equip people to be the best they can be is very rewarding and I expect great fruit.

    Hans - Netherlands
  • I think FMX is very encouraging for people who are ready to go to the mission field (abroad or in their home country) because with all the lectures we had, we know what we could be facing, we know what we can be going through and we know how we can prepare .

    Devi - Indonesia
  • FMX helped me to think through a lot of different areas of life and service. I appreciated the resources, insight, and experiences that were shared. Also, the course helped to point out what areas I am lacking and need more support in.

    Elizabeth - Nepal
  • As I have been on the mission field for over 10 years now, I learnt a lot “on the job.” But I did not receive any training like this up to this point, I feel the FMX helped solidify good things I’m already doing, as well as get me to think about different ways that could be helpful moving forward. This course would be especially fruitful for new missionaries and I wish I had this 10 years ago!

    John – Japan
  • There were a lot of teachings that made me more aware of my own culture and cultures that I want to reach out to. Contextualisation helped a lot. But also the member care teachings were really good. Having more understanding about ministries and what is missions is great.

    Josiphine - India
  • I feel more confident now after being part of the FMX to go on into the field with the knowledge I gained.

    Anna - Turkey

    Dates

    • Module 1 (interactive) 13 Sep – 17 Sep 2021
    • Module 2 (interactive) 27 Sep – 01 Oct 2021
    • Module 3 (self-directed) 04 Oct – 29 Oct 2021
    • Module 4 (interactive) 01 Nov – 05 Nov 2021
    • Module 5 (self-directed) 08 Nov – 03 Dec 2021
    • Module 6 (interactive) 06 Dec – 10 Dec 2021
    • Module 7 (self-directed) 13 Dec – 14 Jan 2021/2022
    • Module 8 (interactive) 17 Jan - 21 Jan 2022
    • Module 9 (self-directed) 24 Jan – 18 Feb 2022
    • Module 10 (interactive) 21 Feb – 25 Feb 2022
    • Module 11 (self-directed) 28 Feb – 01 Apr 2022
    • Module 12 (interactive) 04 Apr – 08 Apr 2022

    Language

    FMX will be delivered in English.

    Educational Prerequisites

    There are no educational prerequisites but you need to be able to read, write and converse in English to a reasonable conversational level.
    You do not need to have done a Discipleship Training School to join FMX

    Topics covered

    Foundations

    • Biblical and Historical Foundations of Missions.
    • Understanding Culture, Communication and Contextualization.
    • Worldview and Major religions of the world.
    • Mission trends and Current status of World Evangelization.
    • Spiritual dynamics in Frontier Missions.

    Strategy

    • Pioneering, Establishing projects and multiplying the Kingdom of God.
    • Reaching thousands – Church Planting Movement (CPM) dynamics. The DNA of multiplication, what makes a movement move?
    • Project planning and evaluation principles; how to ask the right questions to focus on fruitfulness.
    • Ministry platforms and Field strategies.
    • Relief strategies or Community development?
    • Literacy, Storytelling and Oral cultures.
    • Urbanisation
    • Media and mission
    • Gender and mission

    Living in Frontier Locations

    • Developing a personal support base: finances, prayer, coaching, member care etc.
    • Cross-cultural adaptation and Language learning.
    • Working in multicultural teams and personal dynamics.
    • Business as Mission and other ministry platforms used to engage with a community.
    • Security (physical and electronic), suffering, persecution and restrictions.

    Credits and Degree

    FMX will qualify for credits with the University of the Nations Extension Studies Center https://es.uofn.edu. All modules combined and taken as part of a cohort could count towards your degree with the University of the Nations.
    If you require the 12 credits an extra €48 fee applies

    Equipment needed

    You will need a computer with a microphone, headphone and camera and a serviceable internet connection. If you can you watch YouTube and use Zoom that’s good enough! All resources will be delivered online (books you will need to source locally or online).

    School Fees

    The cost of the course will be €430.

    Resources

    You will also need to source some books for study which you may of course borrow from a friend but allow approximately €100 for self-purchase.

    Dates

    Currently no dates available

    Costs

    Course fees
    € 430.00
    Resources
    € 50.00 - € 100.00

    Prerequisites

    None

    Accreditation

    FMX will qualify for credits with the University of the Nations Extension Studies Center https://es.uofn.edu. All modules combined and taken as part of a cohort could count towards your degree with the University of the Nations.

    World “B” and “C” Scholarships available