Pre-requisites

TH507.306 Foundations for Faith
TH604.306 Faith, Reason and Justice

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit considers the nature of the church and mission, special consideration is given to the concepts of participation versus pragmatism, the Trinitarian framework for ministry and mission, an incarnational perspective on the church in the community and the role of the Holy Spirit in the ministry and mission of the church. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the church and the Kingdom of God and how students can assess and plan their church mission activities within this framework. Models of church and mission are engaged theologically, missiologically and practically through an action-reflection process.

The unit covers the concepts of church as community, the contextual nature of church and its mission, the Australian social context, understanding worldviews, and the use of ministry gifts in ministry. An important component of the unit requires the student to reflect on their current church mission and ministry and evaluate it theologically and practically.

Students will investigate various models of church leadership, the sacraments of baptism and communion, discipline, mission, church planting and church development, and analyse them biblically and practically.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and online interaction.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2018; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 1, 2022
Online: Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2019, and Semester 1, 2021

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.