Discipling Marketplace Leaders
Bible Colleges/Seminaries

Bible Colleges/Seminaries

DML offers three courses at a certificate, diploma, BA or MA level for Bible Colleges and Seminaries. These courses are as follows:

1. Church-based Business as Mission:

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Course Description: The purpose of this course is to understand the relationship between the Church and the Marketplace, together with the practical implications for the church, missions, business and our personal lives.

Course Objectives: The student who successfully completes this course will meet the following objectives. The student will have a framework for the role of the church in the Marketplace from a Biblical perspective and be challenged to engage a Marketplace Ministry.

2. Integrity and Finance:

Course Description: Most who find themselves in positions of Christian leadership throughout the world have little or no background in managing personal and organizational finances from a scriptural perspective. The purpose of this course is to develop scriptural principles of integrity and financial stewardship that can be applied within both personal and organizational financial contexts. The learner will develop competencies in understanding basic bookkeeping, interpretation of financial statements and financial integrity and credibility

Learning  Outcomes: By the end of the course the student will be able to state the need for personal integrity in society and the life of the church, define integrity and demonstrate how it is relevant to many contexts of life, recognize the enemies of integrity and explain how to avoid them, and interpret the meaning of basic financial spreadsheets and financial ratios

3. Development and Social Change:

Course Description: Development and Social Change provides a Biblical rationale for engagement in efforts to address issues such as poverty, injustice and ecological destruction. During the residency, learners will focus on a Biblical framework that provides practical and ethical guidelines for engaging in development and social change. It also considers the effectiveness of various development theories, initiatives, and strategies; and presents a framework for analyzing and appropriately responding to poverty at the community level. Special emphasis will be placed on practical tools through which learners can engage their own communities, helping their churches and ministries find practical, effective methods for poverty alleviation and development.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course students will be able to describe the fundamental approaches used to bring about development and social change, and to what extent those approaches have been effective in their own context, present an in-depth explanation of the Biblical basis for followers of Jesus to engage in development and social change efforts, and recognize important elements for successful change efforts, and address some key issues such as avoiding unwise dependency upon external resources and relying more upon local resources.