This eight day, collaborative, online course will give you an introduction to animism and folk religion so that you can better minister to those who follow these beliefs. In this course you will:
- Compare and contrast “folk” and “formal” religion;
- Analyze animistic elements in the folk religion of the people group with whom you serve; and
- Develop a preliminary strategy for addressing folk religion concerns from a biblical perspective that will minimize syncretism.
This course was created by Dr. Gary Ridley, who currently serves in the training department of SEND International. Dr. Ridley has a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctor of Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.