Why is this course ESSENTIAL?

  • Know God's Story

    To understand the greater narrative from God's story helps us align our own story within what God is doing in the world.

  • Know Your Role

    To be involved in missions work, we must first explore the biblical call to mission to know what God is really asking us to engage with.

  • Equipped to Share

    To equip ourselves with a solid definition of the Gospel that in turn can be used to share the good news with others.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome & Introduction

    • Meet Your Instructor

    • Intro Survey

    • Download Notes Page

  • 2

    Chapter 1: What is the Gospel?

    • Introduction

    • What is the Gospel?

    • Assignment #1

    • Where do we find God's Story?

    • Assignment #2

    • Chapter 1 Recap

  • 3

    Chapter 2: What Does the Gospel Mean for Us?

    • The Good News

    • What is Missio Dei?

    • The Mission of God

    • Response Quiz

    • What is Mission?

    • What is a Missionary?

    • Am I a missionary?

  • 4

    Chapter 3: The Gospel Movements

    • The Gospel Movements

    • Quiz: The Gospel Movements

    • The Gospel Story Arc

    • Illustrated: The Gospel Story Arc

    • Movement 1

    • Key Word #1

    • Movement 2

    • Key Word #2

    • Movement 3

    • Key Word #3

    • Movement 4

    • Key Word #4

    • Assignment #3

  • 5

    Chapter 4: What Does God's Story Mean for Me?

    • Applying God's Story

    • What is the G.O.S.P.E.L?

    • Mission Model: Up, In, and Out

    • Up, In, and Out

    • Assignment #4

  • 6

    Wrap Up

    • Conclusion

    • Final Quiz

    • Before you go...

Course Instructor

Missions Director

Tim Dedrick

My name is Tim Dedrick and I am the Missions Director at Touch the World. I became involved in missions at a very young age, participating in trips all through middle school and high school, and eventually went on to lead countless trips myself. After college, I followed a call to serve as a full time missionary in Ireland for 2.5 years, helping run youth outreach programs to teens in the region. Today, I am excited to share my experiences and expertise with others in my role at Touch the World. My main focus is to come alongside youth leaders, to help them effectively serve their students and equip their students to live out the mission of God in their daily lives.

Why should I take this course?

If you want to understand more about God's mission, the best place to start is in His Word. Explore the movements and themes of God's Story woven through Scripture that help make sense of your own place within the world.