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Mission Foundations

This foundational unit is designed to give students an introduction to the concept and practice of mission and its priority for the people of God. Students will explore the topic of mission from a biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspective, enabling them to develop and apply concepts of mission in their local context.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify developments in the theological and practice of mission in the Bible and in different eras of church history.
  • Describe the impact of current sociological issues and trends on the practice of mission for the church.
  • Define the concept of holistic mission.
  • Evaluate current approaches to mission utilised by individuals, congregations and denominations.
  • Propose strategies for mission in a local setting.


Lt Colonel Dr Lyn Edge is currently the National Secretary for Mission for The Salvation Army Australia. She has over 20 years experience in both social and corps mission expressions and is committed to the idea that God intends for all people, communities and the world itself to flourish. Lyn endeavours to be an informed practitioner and continues to study and learn while teaching.

Lieutenant Colin Reynolds is a fourth generation Salvation Army officer who has spent most of his adult life and ministry experience in Melbourne's inner-west. After travelling around Asia and meeting his wife Phuong in Vietname, Colin served as a pastor for eight years within the Vietnamese Evangelical Church Melbourne. Currently he is Corps Officer to the Sunshine community. Colin's academic passions are Hebrew Bible and cross-cultural mission.

Mode of Delivery

This unit is delivered online on ARK, the Learning Management System for all our higher education study. Login details for this unit will be accessible to students on confirmation of enrolment into an award or the unit.


To study online, you will need to find around 3 to 4 hours per week for readings, activities and assessments for each unit. To learn more visit our Online Campus page.

Unit Costs

This undergraduate unit costs approx. $1,704, which is determined by the University of Divinity and reviewed annually. You could also study this unit as a non-award student (audit) at the cost of $500. Non-credit study is for students who wish to study a unit but not participate in formal assessments. Fees are consistent for domestic and international students. International students are charged a separate application fee of $300 (plus GST) upon enrolment. Students who meet eligibility criteria may be eligible for AUSTUDY and FEE-HELP assistance. 

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