M7110
The Evangelising Mission of the Church

This 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.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Mission

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of the various biblical and historical approaches to mission
  2. show a mastery of the basic theological concepts underlying mission
  3. describe the key understandings of mission in modern Church documents and practice
  4. critique theologically the various models of mission as they impact on Australian Church life
  5. identify entry points for mission in contemporary Australia and show how they are soundly based in modern mission theology.
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