This course will provide an investigation of the central principles that govern the ministry of church planting. A variety of methodologies, models, philosophies, resources, and case studies will be examined in order to assist each student in formulating church planting feasibility and implementation plan.

This course is a study of the religious cults and new religious movements, their origins, history, nature, and worldviews. The course will seek to understand the appeal of cults, how they often cloak themselves in biblical and contemporary terminology and where they differ from historic Christianity’s worldview. The intent of the course is to equip Christians to recognize and respond appropriately to the cults as they complete with mainstream Christianity for the allegiance of people.