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M7100 Introduction to Mission

  • Unit Code & NameM7100 Introduction to Mission
  • DescriptionThis course unit introduces the student to the study of Christian history with an overview of significant historical periods and themes. We will also look at a number of different approaches to studying history.

    This course unit introduces students to missiology as an academic discipline, providing them with an overview of key biblical, cultural, historical, and strategic aspects of mission. It furnishes students with data to assess various expressions of Christian mission, and alerts them to the challenges of communicating the gospel message and enlisting the sending churches in this task.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester1, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateNo scheduled live tutorials. Students interact online with the Lecturer and the course material throughout the semester
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Evelyn Hibbert
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesThis unit is a wholly online unit that involves reading, reflection and collaborative activities in Booth Online. Students are expected to follow a disciplined reading timetable and to collaborate in online tasks
  • AssessmentsStudents prepare a Bible study for a church (including a leader's guide), an analysis of a community's needs and possible response, and write an article for a journal or magazine.
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Explain the biblical basis of Christian mission and identify critical issues in contemporary theologies of mission as espoused by major branches of the Christian Church;
    2. Outline key historical, cultural and strategic perspectives related to the practice of world mission;
    3. Suggest strategies to strengthen local church commitment to and involvement in world mission;
    4. Identify ways in which Australian churches might address cultural and religious diversity in their outreach to the local community.
    5. Apply perspectives covered in this unit to the contemporary practice of mission and evangelism
  • Text BooksNo set texts for this unit. Readings will be available in Booth Online