In this unit, students will be introduced to the field of mission studies. It will be divided into three main sections: the biblical foundations of mission; the ground and practice of mission through Christian history; key themes shaping the theology and practice of mission today.

Unit Code: DM8009P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a range of expressions of mission represented in the biblical text


Explain and critique approaches to mission in various epochs of church history


Demonstrate an understanding of the key themes informing the theology and practice of mission today


Articulate their own theologically informed understanding of a central theme within mission studies


Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Research Essay On a select theme within the theology of mission. The precise question is to be developed in consultation with the lecturer (5000 words)

5000 80.0

Online participation Regular postings indicating critical engagement with the content material. This may take the form of questioning, drawing implications setting biblical/historical/theological sections in conversation with other courses within these disciplines. (1000 words equivalent)

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-06 13:01:24 +1000