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 Overview

    1. Meet Your Instructor

    2. Course Objectives

    3. Intro Survey

    4. Download Notes Page

    1. Introduction

    2. What is the Gospel?

    3. Assignment #1

    4. Where do we find God's Story?

    5. Assignment #2

    6. Chapter 1 Recap

    1. The Mission of God

    2. What is Missio Dei?

    3. Response Quiz

    4. What is Mission?

    5. What is a Missionary?

    6. Am I a missionary?

    1. Sending in the Bible

    2. Quiz

    3. The Gospel Story Arc

    4. Illustrated: The Gospel Story Arc

    5. Movement 1

    6. Key Word #1

    7. Movement 2

    8. Key Word #2

    9. Movement 3

    10. Key Word #3

    11. Movement 4

    12. Key Word #4

    13. Assignment #3

    1. Applying God's Story

    2. What is the G.O.S.P.E.L?

    3. Mission Model: Up, In, and Out

    4. Up, In, and Out

    5. Assignment #4

    1. Conclusion

    2. Final Quiz

    3. Resources for You to Keep Growing

    4. Before you go...

About this course

  • $19.00
  • 38 lessons
  • Approx 45 mins

Course Instructor

Missions Director, Touch The World 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.

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30+ Years of Expertise

Where does this training come from?

Touch the World has been training and equipping short-term mission teams to serve around the world for over 30 years. The Missions Academy is a reflection of Touch the World's in-person training in an online format to access anytime, from anywhere. This course, "What is God's Story?" is a core component of Touch the World's expert training and an essential element of understanding our place within God's Story and therefore, our role as sent ones to live on mission in His Kingdom.