The Gospels both provide foundations for mission and are themselves a result of the early church’s mission. This unit will examine the mission understanding of the four Gospel writers. It will explore how this formed and reflected the mission of the first century Church, and it will outline the challenges that confronted both the apostles and the church. Careful exegesis of significant passages will be a key component in exploring mission theology and the practice of the early church.

Unit Code: BN2302B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify key features of the missional perspectives of the four Gospels


Exegete a biblical text related to this theme.


Explain the relevance of the mission approaches of the Gospels for contemporary ministry


Identify and develop an educational tool targeting the formation of mission in a congregation.


Lectures, tutorials, group discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

1,000 word tutorial paper

0 20.0
Learning Resource

1,500 word study resource

0 30.0
Exegetical Essay

2,000 exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-27 11:30:55 +1100