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 will be dynamic and interactive and directly applicable to life on the mission field.

FMX has 7 modules of 1 week where we meet and study together online for 3hrs per day.
During these weeks you will also have homework outside of the class.

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)

 

As well as the 1 week modules there are 5 more modules of self-paced learning where you will have a month to complete the particular topic of study according to your own schedule. We will meet during these times for some short interactions.

Totalling 12 units of study over 7 months.

All modules will consist of approximately 25 hrs of engagement with the material being studied. This includes the presentation of the subject matter as well as discussion, processing, personal study and reading, corporate bible study and homework etc.

Dates

  • Module 1 (intensive) 14 Sep – 18 Sep 2020
  • Module 2 (intensive) 28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020
  • Module 3 (4 week) 5 Oct – 30 Oct 2020
  • Module 4 (intensive) 2 Nov – 6 Nov 2020
  • Module 5 (4 week) 9 Nov – 4 Dec 2020
  • Module 6 (intensive) 7 Dec – 11 Dec 2020
  • Module 7 (6 week) 14 Dec – 22 Jan 2020/2021
  • Module 8 (intensive) 25 Jan - 29 Jan 2021
  • Module 9 (4 week) 1 Feb– 26 Feb 2021
  • Module 10 (intensive) 1 Mar – 5 Mar 2021
  • Module 11 (5 week) 8 Mar – 9 Apr 2021
  • Module 12 (intensive) 12 Apr – 18 Apr 2021

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, camera and a serviceable internet connection (Can you watch online video easily now? That’s good enough!) All resources apart from books will be delivered 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

Next Frontier Missions Extension Studies Online
14 September 2020 - 18 April 2021

Costs

Course fees
€ 430
Resources
€ 50 - € 100

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