Kingdom and Spirit

The course unit Kingdom and Spirit aims to familiarise students with a theology of the Kingdom of God that is relevant to the situations they find themselves experiencing in life and ministry. It presents a third-wave theology of both the Kingdom of God and spiritual gifts and encourages comparison of this theological perspective with other viewpoints. It looks at practical implications of the “inaugurated eschatology” of the Kingdom and presents an understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit and how we partner with the Spirit in walking out our kingdom life.

The unit is an Elective unit within the Diploma awards.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Outline the basic concepts of Kingdom of God theology
  2. Identify different views on the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering Christians for ministry
  3. Explain the practical and pastoral implications of a “Now-But-Not-Yet” theology of the Kingdom of God
  4. Explain the role of prophecy and other spiritual gifts in the life of the local church
  5. Identify ways of implementing a variety of “3rd Wave” ministry practices in their local church context.
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