This unit introduces some of the major trends and challenges in worldwide Christian mission today. Drawing on recent missiological thought and practice the unit explores and analyses the outworking of them in different contexts today. Among the topics to be considered are: the justification of mission, the theology and practice of contextualization, past and present contextualisers, holistic mission, identities and roles of cross-cultural workers, as well as the awarenesses, knowledge, skills and practices commonly required for engaging in Global intercultural and interreligious mission today.

Unit Code: DM9036W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Outline current trends and issues in global mission today


Critically evaluate a number of different missiological strategies


Identify and evaluate awarenesses, knowledge, skills and practices commonly required for engaging in Global mission today.


Articulate and critically evaluate theories and practices of contextualization and its impact on global mission today.


Identify and evaluate the identities and roles of cross-cultural workers in global mission today

Unit sequence

45 points Foundational units


Lectures, seminars and tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

Written Assessment: 2 x Critical Review 2,000 words

2000 30.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Written Assessment: Tutorial Paper 2,000

2000 30.0

Essay 3,000 words

3000 40.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-15 14:57:55 +1100