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M9600 Perspectives on World Mission

  • Unit Code & NameM9600 Perspectives on World Mission
  • DescriptionEngaging with people from different cultural backgrounds is challenging. This unit explores the issues that arise when Christians attempt to communicate across cultural boundaries.

    This course unit introduces students to missiology as an academic discipline, providing an overview of key biblical, cultural, historical, and strategic aspects of mission. It furnishes students with data to understand and evaluate 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
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester1, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateAll students will access learning materials through Booth Online. Attendance will be measured by logged activity in Booth Online. Tutorial sessions may be arranged by request.
  • 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 and leader's guide for a local church, write a paper on world trends in Christianity for a denominational conference, and write an essay on a missiological issue.
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Construct a biblical and theological basis for Christian mission, and reflect critically on issues in contemporary theologies of mission, as espoused by major branches of the Christian Church
    2. Identify key historical, cultural and strategic perspectives related to the practice of world mission
    3. Develop strategies to strengthen local church commitment to and involvement in mission at home and abroad
    4. Evaluate diverse expressions of Christian mission from theological, cultural and strategic perspectives, taking account of recent developments in missiology
    5. Apply perspectives covered in this unit to the contemporary practice of mission and evangelism