Kingdom Theology and Praxis

The unit Kingdom Theology and Praxis 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 the 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 and may form part of a Specialisation in the Discipline of Pastoral Theology within the postgraduate 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. Analyse the ways in which Kingdom of God theology relates to practical ministry;
  2. Analyse the pastoral and ethical implications of a “Now-But-Not-Yet” theology of the Kingdom of God;
  3. Appraise a range of primary and secondary literature relevant to Kingdom of God theology as a means of evaluating different views on the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering Christians for ministry;
  4. Assess the impact of the employment of prophecy and the spiritual gifts in a specific local church context;
  5. Develop a strategy for applying “3rd Wave” ministry practices to a leadership role in their own ministry context.
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