This unit builds upon the foundations created in Social and Community Services 1 in order to further explore the contextual, philosophical and practical concerns of contemporary social services that are being delivered by Christian faith-based agencies. There is a particular focus on management functions including program planning, service delivery and community development frameworks.

Unit Code: DM9194B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe and critique the key principles underpinning community development approaches.


Evaluate the capacity for community development programs to impact structural disadvantage.


Analyse the role of capacity building within community development programs.


Demonstrate a clear understanding of program planning, management and evaluation as they relate to the provision of social and community services.


Critically analyse the key features for effective community engagement processes for Christian faith-based agencies.


Discuss challenges to theological and ethical understanding that may emerge from community engagement

Unit sequence

DA9193B Social and Community Services 1 or equivalent


Lectures, tutorials, online videos, online meetings, class discussions, discussion boards


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

2,500 word Tutorial paper and presentation outlining a community development approach to a current social issue

2500 40.0

4,500 word essay – Develop a community engagement project plan

4500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 25 Jul, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 12:03:13 +1100