Introduction to World Mission

This unit introduces students to the worldwide Christian Church and its mission.  It provides an overview of key biblical, cultural, historical, and strategic aspects of mission and explains some of the challenges of communicating the gospel message across widely different cultures.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline


Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the basis of Christian mission in the Old and New Testaments and discuss several important issues in contemporary theologies of mission;
  2. outline some key historical, cultural and strategic perspectives related to the practice of world mission in the major Christian traditions;
  3. identify strategies to strengthen local church commitment to and involvement in world mission;
  4. suggest ways in which Australian churches might address cultural and religious diversity in their outreach to the local community.
  5. apply perspectives covered in this unit to the contemporary practice of mission and evangelism.
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