Description

The Mission Studies Major within the Bachelor of Theology is designed to prepare students for cross‐cultural and multicultural ministry in a broad range of local and global mission contexts both in Australia and overseas. The structure of this major necessitates that it builds upon the Christian Foundations Core subjects. The particular nature of the Mission Studies stream is further developed by means of a block of core subjects in this discipline. The Mission Studies stream requires students to acquire a proficiency in a broad range of theoretical and practical topics foundational to mission in cross‐cultural, multicultural and pluralistic contexts both in Australia and overseas.

A further group of Mission Studies subjects including compulsory Cross‐cultural Field Education subjects in various forms and other electives in addition to the major allow the student to expand, deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the discipline and gain valuable practical experience in the later stages of their study program. The practical subjects of this course relate directly to and integrate studies in the theoretical strand and provide the student with the theoretical and practical background experiences required to function effectively in a variety of cross‐cultural and multicultural ministry settings.

The inclusion of a general elective strand in the course provides the student with the opportunity to pursue the study of subjects or areas that have a personal appeal to the student from the subjects contained within the other streams in the Bachelor of Theology program. This element of the course design not only allows for areas of personal interest but also can provide skills required for future vocation such as church planting, general mission work, community development, Bible translation, urban ministry and missional church projects. Accordingly the course is designed to equip trainees in crosscultural and multicultural ministry to best serve the local and global Christian communities in the context of its mission in the world.

The major requires you to complete six (6) required units:

AND one of the following

AND one of the following

Linked to courses

Units

Unit Required? Upcoming offerings
HS632.306 History of the World Christian Movement [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2021
Online Semester 2, 2020
MS611.306 Cultural Anthropology [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2020
MS621.306 Biblical Theology of Mission [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2020
MS637.306 Intercultural Life, Work and Field Education [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2020
MS691.306 Issues in Mission Studies [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2020
MS730.306 Pauline Theology and Mission Practice [ show ] Required Online Semester 2, 2019 and Semester 2, 2020
MS633.306 Issues of Poverty and Justice [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 2, 2020
MS735.306 Cross-cultural Communication and Contextualisation [ show ] Elective Online Semester 2, 2019 and Semester 2, 2020
MS743.306 World Religions [ show ] Elective Online Semester 2, 2019 and Semester 2, 2020
MS793.306 Research Project in Mission Studies [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Summer, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 2, 2020, and Summer, 2020
PR770.306 Cross-Cultural Field Education [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020
PR775.306 Field Education Among the Poor [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020

For the specific requirements of this specialisation, please refer to the course check for this course.

Eastern College Australia is committed to ensuring as much as possible that its classes will run. If enrolments for a class are less than expected a unit may be offered in a different form such as less face to face classes or online so that it is still available to students.

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