Students in this unit will examine the biblical foundations for mission and the significance of Lutheran confessional distinctives for the mission of the church. In addition to assessing the Lutheran Church of Australia’s approach to world mission, students will evaluate the Catechumenate and other evangelism/catechetical resources. They will also reflect on different approaches to the starting of new congregations, and the role of Lutheran schooling in the mission of the church.

Unit Code: DP3207L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and explain the biblical foundations for mission


Describe the significance of the Lutheran confessions for the mission of the church


Identify the role of the Lutheran Church of Australia in world mission today


Articulate an understanding of catechetical approaches to evangelism


Evaluate evangelism/catechetical resources


Assess different approaches to the starting of new congregations


Articulate the role of Lutheran schools in the mission of the LCA

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in Field D is desirable.


This unit uses a combination of interactive lectures, tutorial style discussion, and student-led contributions.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Report: Introduce and evaluate one mission/evangelism website noting its contribution to mission thinking and practice 1000 words equivalent

1000 20.0
Critical Review

Critical review: Evaluate a catechetical/evangelism resource noting its usefulness for a specific stage of the catechumenal journey 1500 words equivalent

1500 30.0
Learning Resource

Learning resource: Write a learning resource that contributes to growing mission awareness and/or practice. 2500 words equivalent

2500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:04:56 +1100