Evangelising Mission Today

This postgraduate unit  shows how the understanding and practice of mission has evolved throughout the centuries in response to the changing needs of the world. It introduces the contemporary theological understandings and entry points for mission. It includes the biblical foundations for mission, a history of mission, contemporary church teaching on mission, the Trinitarian basis of mission and missio dei, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, the reign of God and the church, proclamation/witness and evangelism in mission, and other aspects of mission: prayer, justice, ecology, inculturation, dialogue and reconciliation. It examines contemporary entry points and strategies for mission in Australia.

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Christian Life and Ministry

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the various biblical and historical approaches to mission
  2. show a thorough mastery of the basic theological concepts underlying mission
  3. reflect critically on the key understandings of mission in modern Church and practice
  4. evaluate critically, theologically and historically the various models of mission as they impact on Australian Church life
  5. show initiative and creativity in identifying entry points for mission in contemporary Australia and justify them theologically.
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