UBF HQ Online School




Period: September 13 – December 7, 2021

The UBF HQ Online School Program is designed to support and equip UBF leaders including chapter directors and local UBF ministries. This biblical program is concise and relates to UBF ministry. For fall 2021, we are offering two online courses: THEOLOGY OF MISSION and CHRISTIAN HISTORY (See the course descriptions below). All courses will be offered through the online platforms on neolms.com and zoom. To register, please contact us at ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by September 7, 2021.


Mission is not intended to be an option for just a few Christians. Mission is God’s love to the world, and the very nature of God at the very heart of the Trinity. God is a missional God who acts missionally by preceding, shaping and sending the church into the world. UBF ministry has been missional, sending many cross-cultural missionaries to the world. However, we still need to understand more deeply what God’s mission means to us and how we can carry it out more effectively. We need to revise and improve our missional practices to be more fruitful for the glory of God.

This course covers the following topics: first, current discussions on mission; second, mission and understanding of culture; third, missional leadership. Our goal is to equip our leaders and churches to be missional and fruitful for the glory of God.

  • Instructor: P. John Seo (Ph.D. Candidate, Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary)

  • Schedule (tentative, time TBD):

      Sep. 18 Introduction & Current Discussions on Mission
      Oct. 2 Mission and Understanding of Culture I – Christ & Culture
      Oct. 16 Mission and Understanding of Culture II – Cultural Differences
      Oct. 30 Mission and Understanding of Culture III – Communication & Contextualization
      Nov. 13 Missional Leadership I – Missional Ecclesiology
      Nov. 27 Missional Leadership II – Global Leadership
  • Textbooks:

      Branson, Mark Lau & Juan F. Martinez. Churches, Cultures & Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011.
      Meyer, Erin. The Culture Map: Breaking through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. New York: PublicAffairs, 2014.
      Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ & Culture. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
      Plueddemann, James E. Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009.


The Christian History course is designed to provide gospel workers with a working knowledge of the major events, issues, and people of church history and to make use of the rich resources of church history in our practice of ministry. This course is a survey of Christian history from the end of New Testament period up to the present day based on Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity (3rd edition) by Mark Noll. His book is informative, inspiring, and very helpful in introducing students to the broad sweep of historical events. The course covers major events, issues, people, and ideas that shaped the life and doctrine of the Christian church. It will provide an examination of Christian history from an evangelical perspective. As we study the course, we will be able: to understand a big picture of events that are most relevant to the major phases of Christian history; to explain how Christianity developed into a rich diversity including different denominations and theological traditions; and to evaluate the positive and negative implications of various events in church history.

  • Course instructors: P. Mark Vucekovich/Dr. Augustine Suh

  • Course Dates: Mondays, September 13 – December 6, 2021, (either once a week or once every other week; time TBD); introduction to the course: Monday, September 13, 2021 (time: 7 pm Central Time)

Please contact us at ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by September 7, 2021 (the coordinators: Pastor Kevin Albright and Dr. Augustine Suh) or click the link: https://www.ubf.org/edudept/oscontact. For further information, see the HQ Online Education section on ubf.org - https://www.ubf.org/edudept/onlineschool