The Mission of the Church: Theory and Practice

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Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Professor, Catholic Theological Union
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Christ calls all of us to follow Him on His mission to spread the Gospel “to the ends of the earth.” Now, you are invited to learn about the heart of Christ’s mission as it is embodied in the Church. 

The Second Vatican II emphasized the necessity of mission; in Ad Gentes we learn that “the Church, driven by inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder, strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men.” Today, all dioceses, parishes, and Christians are called to continue Jesus’ mission to make God’s love, salvation, and justice a reality on earth. 

This 12-lecture audio series will introduce you to the theory and practice of mission.  Your guide is one of the foremost experts on mission, Fr. Roger Schroeder, S.V.D., Chair of Catholic Missiology at the Catholic Theological Union.

Under his guidance, you will look at the broad mission of God, tracing the origins of the Church through the Acts o

Christ calls all of us to follow Him on His mission to spread the Gospel “to the ends of the earth.” Now, you are invited to learn about the heart of Christ’s mission as it is embodied in the Church. 

The Second Vatican II emphasized the necessity of mission; in Ad Gentes we learn that “the Church, driven by inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder, strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men.” Today, all dioceses, parishes, and Christians are called to continue Jesus’ mission to make God’s love, salvation, and justice a reality on earth. 

This 12-lecture audio series will introduce you to the theory and practice of mission.  Your guide is one of the foremost experts on mission, Fr. Roger Schroeder, S.V.D., Chair of Catholic Missiology at the Catholic Theological Union.

Under his guidance, you will look at the broad mission of God, tracing the origins of the Church through the Acts of the Apostles. Then you will look at inspiring examples of mission throughout history. You will gain a thorough understanding of the Church’s practice of mission today by addressing the most essential aspects of spreading Christ’s Word.

This series will fill your mind and heart with a desire to participate in God’s mission of love, salvation, and justice. Join Christ on His Mission today.

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Roger Schroeder, S.V.D., is Professor of Intercultural Studies and Ministry and holder of the Bishop Francis X. Ford, MM, Chair of Catholic Missiology at Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. Drawing upon his doctorate in missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and six years of missionary work in Papua New Guinea, Dr. Schroeder assists others in preparing for intercultural ministry through an integration of theory and practice. He teaches the theology of mission and the history of Christianity from a global perspective. He is co-author, with Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., of Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today (2004), and he is author of What is the Mission of the Church? A Guide for Catholics (2008) and Initiation and Religion: A Case Study from the Wosera of Papua New Guinea (1992). Roger Schroeder is a priest in the Society of the Divine Word.

  • How the Concept of Mission Has Changed: An Introduction
  • Starting with the Big Picture Part I: God's Mission, Reign of God and Table Fellowship
  • Starting with the Big Picture Part II: Jesus Christ the Savior, Mission to All People and the Samaritan Woman
  • The Spirit Leads the Disciples in New Directions: The Biblical Portrait of a Church Missionary by Nature, Parts I, II & III
  • Stories of Mission in the Early Church (100-301): Individual Christians in a Variety of Situations
  • Stories of Mission in the Middle Ages (313-1453): Monks, Nuns, Beguines and Mendicants
  • Stories of Mission in the 16th to 19th Centuries (1492-1914): Prophets, Jesuits, Evangelizers and 'Civilizers'
  • Stories of Mission in the 20th Century (1919-1989): The Emergence of World Christianity
  • Three Documents as Sign Posts for Mission Today: The Why, Who and Where of Mission, Parts I, II & III
  • A Single but Complex Reality: The What of Mission, Parts I, II & III
  • The Mission-Driven Parish: The Spirituality of Mission
  • The Mission-Driven Parish: The Practice of Mission

1 review for The Mission of the Church: Theory and Practice

  1. Anonymous

    Does a nice job

    The course does a nice job of showing how the Church’s mission emerges in Acts of the Apostles and how the understanding of that mission has developed throughout Church history.

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