A (Working) Philosophy of Missional-Theological Education


The kind of Christian (or, theological) education presently in view for theory and praxis is characteristically known as the ‘missional’ model. As such, it “places the main emphasis on theological mission, on hands-on partnership in ministry based on interpreting the tradition and reflecting on practice with a strong spiritual and communal dimension” (1). The following philosophy for missional-Christian education holds that such emphases can best be accomplished in the context of a local church.

(1) Banks, Robert. Reenvisioning Theological Education. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999), 144. Banks continues, This model “is primarily though not exclusively concerned with actual service – informed and transforming – of the kingdom and therefore primarily focuses on acquiring cognitive, spiritual-moral, and practical obedience.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s