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DM1113B - Mission Foundations

  • Unit Code & NameDM1113B Mission Foundations
  • Description

    This 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.

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  • DisciplineDelivery ID: 46036
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 1
  • Semester2. Semester 1, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Date

    21 February to 27 May 2022

    Students will be expected to join one introduction and then a further 3 online discussions throughout the semester.

    All online classes are 7pm – 8pm AEDT

    • Tuesday 22nd February 2022
    • Tuesday 22nd March 2022 – student led discussion
    • Tuesday 26th April 2022 – student led discussion
    • Tuesday 17th May 2022

    We recommend that you allocate 9 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Captain Colin Reynolds | Lt Colonel Dr Lyn Edge
  • Prerequisites


  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, group work, online forums, videos

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 1,000 word case study/project - 25%

    Note: One set from two assessment variants will be nominated at the time of scheduling by the lecturer/unit coordinator prior to the start of the unit and published in the unit outline. Students may have topical choices within a given assessment variant, but are not able to make choices outside that set of assessments.

    1 x 1,000 word online forum participation, regular postings - 25%

    1 x 2,000 word essay - 50%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1.  Identify developments in the theology and practice of mission in the Bible and in different eras of church history.

    2.  Describe the impact of current sociological issues and trends on the practice of mission for the church.

    3.  Define the concept of holistic mission.

    4.  Evaluate current approaches to mission utilised by individuals, congregations and denominations.

  • Text Books

    To undertake this unit you are required to have access to a copy of:

    Goheen, Michael W. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues. Downers Grove: IVP, 2014. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue. Hardback copies available for purchase from EBC Library $30, please contact the Library to purchase.

    Edge, Lynette and Morgan, Gregory, Partnering with God: Being a Missional Salvationist. Wipf and Stock, 2017. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.