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DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • Unit Code & NameDM8713B Mission Foundations
  • DescriptionThis unit is designed to give the student an introduction to the concept and practice of mission and its priority for the people of God.

    It explores the topic of mission from a biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspective. It enables the student to develop and apply concepts of mission in their local context.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDM - Missiology
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Foundational
  • Semester1, 2019
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, group work, online forums, videos
  • Assessments1 x 1,500 word case study/project - 25%
    1,500 words equivalent online forum participation, regular postings - 25%
    1 x 3,000 word essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Identify and evaluate developments in the theology and practice of mission in the Bible and in different eras of church history.
    2. Critically reflect on the impact of current sociological issues and trends on the practice of mission for the church.
    3. Analyse the concept of holistic mission.
    4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of past and current mission approaches utilised by individuals, congregations and denominations.
    5. Formulate strategies for mission in a local setting.