APOLOGETICS IN MISSION (Or. MISSION)

 

Rev. Dr. Je Cheol Cook is an Academic dean and associate professor at a college in Auckland, New Zealand. He is also a pastor at a local church. For more than ten years, he has been serving as a missionary, bible teacher, pastor, and professor in New Zealand and the U.S.A. He specializes in Mission & Evangelism, Small Group Ministry, Christian Education (Discipleship and Leadership), etc. During the period, he has been researching how the gospel could be preached more effectively in this world.

Rev. Dr. Je Cheol Cook received his Ph.D in Missiology at the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne in Indiana, U.S.A. He is now serving as an Associate Professor and Academic Dean, the World Gospel Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand and Adjunct Faculty at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines. He also teaches at the Ministry Training College of New Zealand, Auckland.


 

EDUCATION
2011 PhD (Missiology), Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
2008 MTh, Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand
2006 BMin, Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand
2004 DipMin, Southern Cross College, Auckland, New Zealand
1996 BA, Jeonju University, Jeonju, South Korea

TEACHING & RESEARCH AREAS
Christian Ministry(youth, family, or cross-cultural ministries), Cross-cultural Mission & Evangelism, Biblical Studies (Old and New Testament), Christian Education (Discipleship, Leadership, etc)

DISSERTATION & THESIS
Ph. D. in Missiology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, 2011
- Dissertation: A Study of Adult Education Programs and Their Impact on Evangelism in the Korean Immigrant Church
Master of Theology, Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand, 2008
- Thesis: An Analysis of the Causes of Korean Protestant Church Growth with Consideration of Sociological, Religious, and Spiritual Perspectives

ARTICLES
An exploration of effective strategies for teaching adults through small groups, Journal of Asian Mission (May, 2012)
A Small group ministry as a positive factor of evangelism in the Contemporary Christian church, Journal of Global Missiology (To be published in August, 2013)

RESEARCH FIELDS
-Scripture, Christianity and Culture
-Reformation in Missiological perspective
-Church planting in Multi-Cultural Settings
-New Testament paradigms for mission
-Mission Communication
-Historiographic Research Methods
-Foundations for Missionary Leadership
-Missio Dei (The Mission of God
-History of Missions
-Worldview and Living Religions
-Evangelistic preaching
-Ethnographic Research Methods
-Missiology Today
-Evangelism in the city
-Missiological Research Design
-OT Paradigm for Missions
-Teaching Adults
-Study of the World; Area study of Asia

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