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Weekly On Campus Units

Join us at our Melbourne Campus and participate in a weekly classroom setting during the Semester, either undertaking a unit of study as part of a Higher Education Award or audit the unit, allowing you access to all the resources without the requirement of completing the assessment tasks.  

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Monday

9.30am-12.30pm

Tuesday

9.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday

  • Monthly Chapel Service
  • Monthly Chapel Service

Thursday

9.30am-12.30pm

Placements

 

 

Monday

Christianity in Australian History

Semester 1
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This religious history unit introduces students to the place of the Christian churches in Australian society from the colonial period to the present. It considers a number of methodological approaches and the work of a range of representative historians. Themes covered include sectarianism, church-state relations, denominational histories, ecumenism, migration, and changing religious demographics.  

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 1
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit provides an introductory framework for pastoral theology and ministry. Biblical and theological foundations for pastoral ministry and pastoral care are explored. People helping skills and practice are reviewed through the lens of pastoral ministry. Students will be helped to develop their understanding of self and others through structured experiences and reflection.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Interpreting the New Testament

Semester 2
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit introduces students to interpreting the New Testament, familiarising them with its historical, social and literary settings, and introducing them to methods of biblical exegesis. Historical-critical approaches are introduced and explained with special attention to the Gospel of Matthew in reference to the other Synoptic Gospels. Literary, socio-cultural and rhetorical approaches are introduced and explained with special attention to the Gospel of John, the Pauline corpus, and Revelation, and reference to other New Testament writings.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Tuesday

Introduction to Christian Theology

Semester 1
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit is an introduction to Christian theology.  It uses The Salvation Army’s eleven articles of faith as a framework for exploring key areas of theology, locating these doctrines within the theology of the wider Church. 

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

The Psalms: Songs for All Times

Semester 2
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

The Psalms: Songs for all Times explores the book of Psalms within Israel’s historical, social and cultic environment and the broader Ancient Near East context. We will study how the psalms provided the people of Israel with prayers, songs, and cries for God’s intervention, and the ways they have been woven into the fabric of Christian worship. We will explore the theological contribution of the Psalms and how they have informed and shaped the lives of people of faith across the centuries and continue to do so in our contemporary world, even beyond the bounds of the Church in popular culture.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Introduction to Christian History

Semester 2
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This survey unit provides an historical overview and introduction to key people and events in the history of the Church. It explores issues of significance faced by Christianity throughout the life of the church. Students will explore how the church and individuals have responded in the past and how this has made an impact on the life of the church and Christian expression today.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

  

Thursday

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

Semester 1
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit will provide an overview of the Hebrew Bible taking into account its historical, cultural and literary contexts. It will seek to introduce students to the major theological themes of the Hebrew Bible and the interpretative approaches taken up by contemporary scholarship. It develops an understanding of critical exegetical tools, and includes an introduction to the context and interpretation of selected texts in the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomistic history, the prophetic tradition, and wisdom materials. This unit provides a foundation for further biblical and theological study.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Johannine Literature Narratives and Perspectives

Semester 2
9.30am - 12.30pm
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit will examine the content and structure of Johannine thought as a distinctive development within early Christianity, as reflected in the narratives in the Fourth Gospel, the Johannine Epistles and Revelation. A narrative approach will be used, which will be a gateway into considering different reading communities, ideological textures and modes of hermeneutical appropriation. Emphasis will also be given to contextualizing the theology of the Johannine literature for the Church today, including grounding in a sense of community, and service within God’s love.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 

Placement

Reflective Practice - Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

Semester 2
3 classroom sessions plus placement 
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit introduces students to an action-reflection model of learning in a specific faith community placement. It includes a focus on the development of competency in ministry skills. Students will reflect on their engagement in a range of experiences in connection with the life, mission and ministry of a local faith community. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

Reflective Practice - Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

Semester 1
3 classroom sessions plus placement 
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

This unit introduces students to an action-reflection model of learning in a specific community service placement. It includes a focus on the development of competency in skills relevant to holistic mission and ministry. Students will reflect on their engagement in a range of experiences in connection with the life, mission and ministry of a faith based social or community service agency. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

Supervised Theological Field Education

Full Year
3 classroom sessions plus placement 
Campus : 100 Maidstone Street, Ringwood, Vic.

In this unit learning is achieved through deep engagement in approved placements and a theological action-reflection model of learning. Students will utilise this praxis learning method to synthesise their theological learning and placement practice, enabling holistic development. This will include consideration of how scripture, theology, tradition, culture and experience coalesce in their own experiences of ministry formation. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

For more information on this unit, select the relevant level of study.

 


   

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