The unit begins with a description of the new world order with its characteristics of violence, globalization and migration, and showing how the bible is a narrative of a God of life. This is followed by a presentation of some of the current mission practices like fighting exclusion and inequality through an insistence on human rights, reconciliation and advocacy. This can lead the students to reflect on discipleship today.

Unit Code: DM9015Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Discuss three challenges human society faces today


Discuss how Christian mission is a service to life


Illustrate two relevant expressions of mission


Compare these interpretations of mission with former missiologies which gave priority to baptism


Analyse the understanding of mission in evangelii gaudium


Draw up two relevant mission practices for Australia

Unit sequence

An introductory unit in Missiology/Theology


Lectures, tutorials, class discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial presentation and discussion of a challenge to mission in Australia and submit the same as a 3000 word essay.

3000 40.0

5000 word essay on Lk 4:19, “The Acceptable Year of the Lord,” critically presenting any one of the recent approaches to mission as an expression of the acceptable year of the Lord.

5000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-30 14:23:16 +1100