This is a thematic unit drawing material from the disciplines of systematic theology, biblical studies and education. Its primary purpose is for students to come to an enhanced understanding of Christ from a biblical and theological perspective and hence be able to reflect in an informed manner on what it means when schools of the Lutheran Church of Australia claim to be ‘Christ-centred’ using ‘the Word of God with the gospel of Christ at its heart to inform all learning and teaching, all human relationships, and all activities of the school’ (LEA, 2006). Students will also consider what it means for the teacher to be part of the mission and ministry of the church through its schools. This is the second of three units designed to facilitate understanding of the core nature and practice of an authentic Lutheran school.

Unit Code: DA8101L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Discuss the key elements of the person and work of Christ with a degree of sophistication appropriate to fulfilling their professional responsibilities when teaching Christian studies


Examine what it means to be a ‘Christ-centred’ school in the light of their theological knowledge, and compose a theologically-sound response


Apply insights from Christology to the issue of what it means for a teacher to be part of the mission and ministry of the Church through its schools.

Unit sequence

DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education (may be taken concurrently)


Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Journal Biblical and theological analysis—the person and work of Jesus Christ 2500 words

2500 30.0

Essay Apply biblical and theological material on Christology 2500 words

2500 50.0

Essay What does it mean in practice for staff in Lutheran schools to be involved in the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church of Australia? 1000 words

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:09 +1100