This unit introduces some of the basic elements of contemporary Anglican thinking about mission: specifically (1) the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, (2) western Anglicanism’s engagement with “fresh expressions of church” in the “mixed economy” of a “mission-shaped church”, and (3) the growing influence upon Anglicans of the theologies of the “missional church network.” The unit relates these aspects of contemporary Anglican missiology to cultural exegesis of contemporary Australian cultures. Particular attention will be given to consideration of roles and styles of leadership in the missional activity of the church.

Unit Code: DM3209T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Identify models of leadership and leadership tasks found within Christian Scriptures tradition and contemporary practice


Recognise the patterns of ministry and leadership in historic Christian missional thinking and practice


Analyse the cultural dimensions relevant to the theology and practice of Christian leadership


Reflect critically on the leadership roles and tasks relevant to contemporary Australian Christianity

Unit sequence

Recorded on-line lecture, discussion forum; assignments


Web material, tutorial discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 2500 words

2500 50.0

Essay 2500 words

2500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 08:47:36 +1100