2019 COURSE OVERVIEW
Below is an outline and brief synopsis of the modules included in Emmaus Online 2019.
Courses cannot be taken individually or audited; students must enroll as individuals and participate in each class to graduate.
Emmaus Online is designed to resource people who have full-time lives and responsibilities with pioneering and leadership training. We expect the weekly workload to hover between 5-8 hours per week, though much of this depends on your working process as a student. Each week of every course will include:
2 forty-five minute on-demand content lectures
1 sixty-minute interactive class conference call
1 discussion board post
1 weekly practicum assignment
summary essay at the end of each course
dalton & anna thomas
Dalton and Anna Thomas will set the context for the year through an exploration of realities foundational to the eternal nature, purpose and calling of the Body of Messiah. Students will engage with Scripture, history, and one another to consider how they could be of best use for the exaltation of Jesus Christ among unreached and unengaged at the end of the age.
LIFE ON MISSION
jeff & carol henderson
What does it mean to live "radically" in light of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus? Veteran pastors and church planters Jeff & Carol Henderson will guide students through what it means to discern the non-negotiable call of God on their lives and prioritize accordingly. Students will be coached to strategically engage their homes and communities afresh to provide a living witness of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
ESCHATOLOGICAL MISSIOLOGY AND ISLAM
& atanas shinikov
NYT-bestselling author Joel Richardson and Islamic scholar Atanas Shinikov will provide a robust missiology in light of the coming Day of the LORD, and provide tools to lovingly engage our Muslim neighbors.
& PLANTING CHURCHES
& jordan scott
Our fourth course will equip and embolden students to practically engage unbelievers in their communities (particularly members of unreached people groups) with sustainable and fruitful methodology.
ALIVE IN GOD
& EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY
& martin mallory
Crucial to the life of any leader is personal health and vitality in Jesus. We will finish the first half of our year evaluating how to "abide in the Vine" while cultivating and maintaining vibrant emotional health necessary to lead others well.
THE MYSTERY OF ISRAEL
& THE CHURCH
& gabE caliguiri
Reggie and Gabriel will provide both a holistic overview of the Scriptural narrative as well as depth in the prophetic texts speaking so poignantly of the "controversy of Zion," equipping students with pragmatic and actionable vision to serve the purposes of God in this age.
This course will journey through the eight Beautitudes of the Sermon on the Mount as a means of evaluating the growth and development of a disciple of Jesus, from spiritual infancy to full maturity in the knowledge of the crucified and slaughtered Messiah.
THE WAY OF THE HEART:
THE BURDEN & PRIVILEGE OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
A father in the Bulgarian church, Nikolai will guide students through the challenges and victories in leadership and pastoral ministry, mentoring them in the maturity required to steward something so precious as the living Body of Jesus.
RUNNING THE RACE:
PASSION & PERSEVERANCE
DAN & DEVRI WICKWIRE
Veteran missionaries and Islamic scholars Dan and Devri Wickwire will begin to draw the year to a close with wisdom and practical insight to encourage and equip students to live diligently, vibrantly, and finish well.
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP & PIONEERING
DALTON THOMAS & JEFF HENDERSON
Closing the year, Dalton Thomas and Jeff Henderson will provide a practical survey of what it means to lead and pioneer, both on the mission frontier or in a local church setting of a reached and engaged nation. Students will also debrief the year at large.
DALTON & ANNA THOMAS
Founders and Presidents of Frontier Alliance International, Dalton and Anna Thomas met on the mission field after both served with Youth With A Mission. Together, they helped launch the Tauranga House of Prayer missions base in New Zealand before pioneering FAI in 2012. They now live in Israel with their four sons.
The New York Times bestselling author, filmmaker, and teacher, Joel lives in the United States with his wife and five children. With a special love for all the peoples of the Middle East, Joel travels globally, preparing the Church for the great challenges of our time, teaching on the gospel, living with biblical hope, the return of Jesus. He is the author, editor,
director, or producer of several books and documentaries, and is the host of the popular online Christian program The Underground.
JEFF & CAROL HENDERSON
Veteran pastors and church planters Jeff (M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary) & Carol Henderson carry a global vision for healthy, vibrant local fellowships that are vitally connected to healthy, vibrant workers on the foreign field. To this end, they lead OakLeaf Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville, FL and serve in a mentoring capacity with several missions organizations. Jeff also serves as the Chairman of FAI’s Board of Directors.
Upon receiving her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, Stephanie Quick served at the Tauranga House of Prayer in New Zealand before joining the FAI launch team in 2012. She lives in the Muslim world and serves as Director of Emmaus Online, as well as a lead writer and producer of the Covenant and Controversy resource library and Editor In Chief of FAI Publishing/Pilgrim Media.
Born in Communist Bulgaria, Nikolai spent a formative part of his childhood in the eighties in Fez (a heavily Islamic town in Morocco) before meeting Jesus in 1992. After political change brought Bulgarians access to the Bible for the first time in generations, Nikolai became burdened to serve the Body of Christ in his birth nation and continent. A linguist by trade, Nikolai works for the European Union and lives in Luxembourg with his family.
Gabe is a disciple of Jesus, a husband, and a father of seven who resides in Central California. He has a burden to see the descendants of both Isaac and Ishmael reached with the gospel of the Seed of Abraham. Gabe’s educational background is in history with a concentration in religious studies, and his ministry focus has been on both engaging his local Jewish community in the synagogue as well as partnering with FAI to reach unengaged Muslims and Jews with the gospel in the Middle East.
Reggie was saved in 1969 as part of the Jesus People movement in the sixties. He and his wife Connie were married that same year. In 1975, he and Art Katz met and began a long and fruitful ministry together. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and writes extensively at mysteryofisrael.org.
Born and raised in Michigan, Martin earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and social work in 1985 (Eastern Michigan University), his M.Div. (Asbury Theological Seminary) in 1991 and his Master of Social Work degree (University of Kentucky) in 1992. Having established Manna Counseling Service in 1993 and receiving ministerial ordination in 2010, Martin and his wife Sharon live and worship with a local fellowship in Wilmore, KY, where they serve with a variety of ministries and missions organizations.
With a passion to see unbelievers come to faith and believers to come to full maturity, Holger serves a local fellowship as a pastor and prioritizes relief and medical ministry in conflict zones with his wife Judith. He works as a nurse and entrepreneur and lives in Germany with Judith and their four children.
After meeting Jesus in a profound and precise way, Jordan Scott committed his life to reaching people who’ve never heard the name of Jesus and giving them the dignity of hearing the Gospel. He serves as Director of FAI’s Emmaus Intensives, contributes to FAI Studios and Publishing, and lives in the Muslim world with his wife and children.
Atanas Shinikov is a researcher of Islam, holding a BA and MA in Arabic language and Islamic studies from the Sofia University, Bulgaria. He has been involved in teaching Arabic language and history of Islam at Sofia University (2007-2010), and is currently working on the completion of a PhD thesis on Muslim religious education in the Abbasid caliphate. He helps pastor a small church community in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he came to the Lord in 1998.
After graduating the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry with an AA in Practical Ministry, Sean met and married his Israeli wife Ayelet and moved to Israel to serve the Lord among the Jewish people. Sean has served sixteen years in Israel, and thirteen years in disciple multiplication and church planting. Burdened by Israel’s call as a “light to the nations,” Sean’s vision is to see Israel once again become a missions sending country. To that end, he trains and sends Israeli ministry teams to unreached people groups around the world.
After a powerful encounter with God while studying Philosophy at the University of Central Florida, Stephen responded to the call to lose his life for the Gospel’s sake. Stephen is driven by a desire to remain close to the heart and mind of Jesus and to respond with wholehearted obedience to the call of Christ. He lives in Wyoming with his wife and children, where he works in the family plumbing business, and manages the US office for Dugit Messianic Outreach, a multi-faceted ministry located it the heart of Tel Aviv.
DAN & DEVRI WICKWIRE
Veteran missionaries Dan and Devri Wickwire have over thirty years’ pioneering experience in the Muslim world. Married after meeting in Bible college, the Wickwires raised their three sons on the field while Dan, formerly a Green Beret, pursued doctoral studies in Islam at Ankara University. He is the author of several books and frequently gives seminars on Islam around the world.