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: BN9302B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Evaluate key features of the missional perspectives of the four Gospels


Exegete a biblical text related to this theme.


Assess 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.


Critically evaluate the contemporary practice of mission in the light of the approaches of the Gospel writers


Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the relationship between biblical theology and mission


Lectures, tutorials, workshops


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word Exegetical Essay

3000 45.0
Learning Resource

4,000 word Study Resource for congregational use

4000 55.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by LTC on 3 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-22 14:43:29 +1100