M7205
Paradigms for Contemporary Mission

The unit Paradigms for Contemporary Mission aims to introduce the student to the paradigm shifts required to recast the church in a genuinely missional stance in western cultural contexts.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Mission

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

18 credit points in any field

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of how the western church has responded to the major cultural shifts in its contexts
  2. explain the biblical, theological and cultural basis for a genuinely missional ecclesiology
  3. critically analyse a specific culture and identify points of contact with the gospel
  4. construct a genuinely missional ecclesiology and demonstrate how it would achieve relevance in a given society/community
  5. Apply the lessons learnt in this unit to the ‘remissionalisation’ of the church.
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