Emanate’s 3 Thread Approach

Biblical Worldview

Biblical Worldview

With the Bible as our central source for class content, we take time each morning to build the narrative of the Scriptures from Creation to Christ’s setting up of his eternal kingdom. Going through the biblical narrative, we draw out principles for our lives, connect key themes and practice teaching in a way that engages with truth. Our goal is to love and be transformed by the message of the Bible.

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Missional

Missional

Communicating Christ in another language and culture is a huge task. Our missional thread is designed to teach you the skills that will enhance your ability to learn from those who God has allowed you to serve and know. You will use these abilities to communicate and show the love of Jesus, and ultimately, make disciples for his glory.

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Church Planting

Church planting

Planting a church will take great wisdom, patience and a lot of hard work. Using examples from the apostles in the New Testament and NTM’s over seventy years of church planting experience, we equip you with the latest in biblically based worldview issues, church planting missiology and practical team work principles. We want to leave you with tried and true knowledge and experience that is applied in real time at Emanate.

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Complementary Courses

Complementary Courses

There are many other classes that help develop the character and skills of church planters. From physical health, to personal safety and technological tools, church planters have a wide range of needs. We seek to equip you with enough to get you started in these areas, knowing that more specific needs will be made apparent upon arrival to a specific region of the world.

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There’s more to Emanate

In an effort to round out the full experience of equipping at Emanate, students interact with each other and staff in a few different ways. We understand that we cannot learn everything in the classroom context, so time spent in chapel, discipleship, and the afternoon work program acts as a place to work out the theory of the classroom. Chapel, discipleship and the afternoon work program is designed to be an extension of our values, practices and theology. These practices are then further experienced and developed at home with our families, at church and in our community.
We know that we cover a lot of different topics on missions and personal growth in class. For this reason we make discipleship a regular part of the course. Each student or student couple is connected with staff and meet together on a weekly basis. This allows the students and staff to process the content together. This is done in an atmosphere of grace and mutual care. There is an expectation that both staff and students will speak the truth in love and talk about real issues that need to be looked at before being in a cross cultural setting.
As a part of our equipping process we come together daily in a variety of formats that make up chapel. Missions is built on the foundation of prayer. We take time twice a week to pray for global missions, local churches and our own needs. We also take one day a week to casually enjoy fellowship and encouragement through small group meetings. One day is split up for men and women to meet separately taking time in the Word. Lastly we have local pastors, visiting missionaries and campus staff speak to the whole student body.

Another significant part of your time at Emanate will involve the afternoon work program. AWP, as we call it, is for both men and women (without children) and takes place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 to 5pm. The purpose of AWP is to help facilitate the ministries of this campus through cleaning, maintenance and work projects. Our heart is that in the midst of this work, principles of teamwork, service and discipleship are fostered.