The Discipling Nations (Online Study) is a three-part online course on applying biblical worldview, or rather biblical world vision, to your vocation in your sphere of society. It is a part-time course (approx. 5h/week), spread over 2-3 months each, and can be done while working, studying, raising a family, or whatever else your season looks like right now.
We believe God is interested not only in the success of Christians or the church, but in the flourishing of all society. We believe the bible is timeless and contains needed principles for building healthy, strong and prosperous societies. We believe the church as the body of Christ is called to have influence in leading all areas of society into a glorious future. We believe business, government, education, science, technology, celebration, arts, media, and families are all created by God and are thereby inherently good. We believe every Christian’s vocation is equally important and complimentary to the church and its programs as an avenue to bring the blessing of God to those around us. We believe a New Reformation is due that empowers every follower of Jesus to take the gospel holistically outside of church programs into every domain of society in daily life.
We are called into a great and glorious partnership with God, and right now God is calling the church to re-engage with Him and society in establishing His kingdom as a blessing to all people. Join our online learning community as we discover together how to follow the Great Commission Jesus has given us to make disciples of all nations and to see God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven.
Learn how to apply biblical principles to real world situations. Grow in influence over areas in society by understanding timeless truths and how they bless society and glorify God. Explore God’s will for the area that you are called to. Learn how to release His blessing into that area and how to reveal the nature and character of God in what you do.
Our passion and goal is that as you discover God’s vision for this world, you will develop your vision for life; as you discover God’s mission with this world, you will understand in greater depth your calling and your role in this world; and as you discover the principles God has given in the bible for a successful life and a blessed society, you will be enabled to create your strategy how to cultivate godly kingdom culture in your everyday life and vocation.
The full online course is designed into 3 consecutive modules. For each module you will study keynote books, some in full and some in part. Additionally we will study a number of complementary resources such as articles and videos. Study guides are helping you to process what you’re learning. Early in each module we will form study groups with whom you will journey through that module, often from a similar vocation or sphere of society. Each week you will have an assignment that you submit accessible for peer-to-peer review and discussion. That might be either the reflections in your study guide, or regularly there are application-oriented projects in different formats. Each module concludes with a workshop that channels the overall content of that module into practical application for your life.
The course is flexible when and how you want to spend your weekly study time(s) of approx. 5 hours. To help you stay focused, the final deadline for any module is one month after the module ends. After finishing a module you can continue with the next one either immediately after a one-month break, or at any future course entry around the end of March or mid September.
The 1st module is introductory by nature, the 2nd goes into depth focused on your sphere, and the 3rd module does fine-tuning for daily life. The 1st module is set for you to discover your vision for life, in light of God’s vision for this world. In the 2nd module you will explore the depth of your vocational calling, your life mission, in light of God’s mission with this world. In the 3rd module you will develop the lifestyle or culture you want to cultivate in daily life, in light of the culture of heaven.
The study material used is from some of the finest teachers on the topic, such as Loren Cunningham, Landa Cope, Darrow Miller, Vishal Mangalwadi, Os Hillman, and Bill Johnson.
(1) “BIBLE-POWER” – Discipling Nations (Online Study) [3.5 months, ~80 hours]*
(2) “TOOLBOX” – Spheres (Online Study) [3 months, ~70 hours]*
(3) “LIFESTYLE” – Vocations (Online Study) [2.5 months, ~55 hours]*
*You can continue with the next module either immediately after a one-month break, or at any future course entry (March or September).
For Module 1 (BiblePower) and Module 2 (Toolbox) – most are read partly, only two books fully:
“The Book That Transforms Nations: The Power of the Bible to Change Any Country” by Loren Cunningham [read fully]
“An Introduction to the Old Testament Template: Rediscovering God’s Principles for Discipling Nations” by Landa Cope [read fully]
“Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures” by Darrow Miller [read partly]
“Change Agent: Engaging Your Passion to Be the One Who Makes a Difference” by Os Hillman [read few parts]
“The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization” by Vishal Mangalwadi [read few parts]
“This Book Changed Everything – Volume 1: The Bible’s Amazing Impact On Our World” by Vishal Mangalwadi [read few parts]
“The 7 Mountain Renaissance: Vision and Strategy through 2050” by Johnny Enlow [read two chapters]
“Making Jesus Lord: The Dynamic Power of Laying Down Your Rights” by Loren Cunningham [read fully, short booklet]
For Module 3 (Lifestyle):
“Futureville: Discover Your Purpose for Today by Reimagining Tomorrow“ with Skye Jethani
“7 Keys to Unlocking Your Life P.U.R.P.O.S.E.: Discovering Your Destiny by Understanding Your Design” with Dr. Stuart Simpson
“The 9 to 5 Window: How Faith Can Transform Your Workplace” with Os Hillman
“The Way of Life: Experiencing the Culture of Heaven on Earth” by Bill Johnson
March 28, 2020 –
English, German/English, Portuguese/English
90€ (+ private purchase of course books) – for admin, advert, server fees, UofN accreditation, course development
University of the Nations Accreditation: 6-8 Credits
- “BIBLE-POWER” – Discipling Nations (Online Study)
- “The Transforming Story” with Darrow Miller
- “The Power of the Bible to Change Any Country” with Loren Cunningham
→ Intro Project: “Applying Biblical Worldview”
- “The Kingdom of God” with Dr. Myles Munroe
- “Rediscovering the Great Commission” with Dr. Bob Moffitt & Loren Cunningham
- “Rediscovering God’s Principles for Discipling Nations” with Landa Cope
→ Core Project: “Biblical Solutions for A Current Societal Crisis”
- “God & Humanity: Discovering HIStory” with Dr. Tim Mackie
- “The Development of Culture” with Darrow Miller & Os Hillman
→ Exercise: “Ideas Have Consequences” with Darlene Cunningham
- “The Taproot of Western Civilization” with Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi
- “Hope for Our World” with Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi & Jeff Fountain
→ The DNOS Workshop: “God’s World Vision & My Life Vision”
- “TOOLBOX” – Spheres (Online Study)
- “Lessons in Nation Building: How Worldview Transforms Cultures” with Darrow Miller
- “360° Study of Your Sphere”:
2.1 “Roots: Biblical Principles for Your Chosen Sphere” with Landa Cope
2.2 “History: The Bible’s Historic Impact on Your Sphere” with Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi
2.3 “Present: Current Issues in Your Sphere” with Os Hillman
2.4 “Future: Vision and Strategy for Your Sphere” with Johnny Enlow
→The Major 360° Critical Sphere Project: “A Proposal for Reformation”
“The War of Ideas” with Dr. Jordan Peterson
→ Critical Discussion: “Can Nations Be Reformed?”
- “Spheres in World Mission” with Dr. Robert Woodberry & Dr. Ralph Winter
“Making Jesus the Lord of Your Life” with Francis Chan & Loren Cunningham
→The SOS Workshop: “God’s World Mission & My Life Mission”
- “LIFESTYLE” – Vocations (Online Study)
- “Purpose of Vocation: Futureville – Creating Order, Beauty, and Abundance” with Skye Jethani
- “Destiny by Design: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your Life P.U.R.P.O.S.E.” with Dr. Stuart Simpson
→ Identity Project: “My P.U.R.P.O.S.E. Profile”
“The 9 to 5 Window: Understanding Your Vocational Call” with Os Hillman
→ A Bible Study: “Defining My LifeWork: A Biblical View of My Vocation” with Darrow Miller
- “God at Work: How Faith Can Transform Your Workplace” with Os Hillman
“Kingdom Culture: The Way of Life” with Bill Johnson
→ The VOS Workshop: “Heaven’s Culture & My Life Culture”
AUTHORS OF TEACHING MATERIAL
Francis Chan, Landa Cope, Darlene Cunningham, Loren Cunningham, Johnny Enlow, Jeff Fountain, Os Hillman, Skye Jethani, Bill Johnson, Dr. Tim Mackie, Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi, Darrow L. Miller, Dr. Bob Moffitt, Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Dr. Stuart Simpson, Dr. Ralph Winter, Dr. Robert Woodberry