Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit introduces students to Scripture Engagement (SE), an approach to mission that draws on anthropological perspectives to facilitate making the Christian Scriptures available and accessible to people of all nations and languages. The unit will introduce students to the nature, methods and uses of SE, outline the various facets of SE, and provide training in the methods and processes of SE. Students will be equipped to promote local ownership and participation in all aspects of Scripture engagement programs for ethnolinguistic communities, assisting them to identify SE options relevant to their context.


  1. SE and its uses: 1.1 definition and theological rationale 1.2 purpose, functions and benefits
  2. Aspects of SE and methods of contextualisation: 2.1 Worldview 2.2 Language 2.3 Community structures
    2.4 Communication channels 2.5 Religious milieu 2.6 Felt needs
  3. The processes of SE: 3.1 Action cycles 3.2 Building local participation 3.3 Evolving technologies

Unit offerings

SILA: (Demand based)

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, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes 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.