Through a two-week supervised field trip in a cross-cultural context, participants will engage with the art and challenges of Christian mission and ministry in the globalised twenty-first century. Students will explore ways of expressing Christian faith through ministry and mission by living in a contemporary missional context. Through a combination of readings and filed notes students will critically reflect upon issues such as: contextualisation and incarnation; cross-cultural communication; wholistic mission; justice; poverty and systemic evil; globalisation; pluralism and inter-religious engagement.

Unit Code: DA2018S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate key critical issues that impact on cross-cultural ministry.


Describe, illustrate and critically review a variety of ministry responses to those key issues


Evaluate their personal and spiritual growth through theological reflection upon their practice of ministry.

Unit sequence

A foundational (level 8) unit in Biblical Studies.

Special note (1) regarding admission: the lecturers’ approval is required for admission to this unit. Before giving their approval, the lecturers may ask for an interview or a written application and the nomination of two referees. Lecturers can only grant admission to the unit if they believe the applicant will be sensitive to the people and the environment encountered during the field trip and, further, that the applicant is willing to participate appropriately in the Christian mission that will be experienced during the field trip.

Special note (2) regarding admission: The number of students able to be reasonably facilitated by the mission visited during the field trip will be limited. Hence, the number of students admitted to this unit will be capped.

Special note (3) regarding cost: the cost of the field trip is separate to, and above the normal cost of a University of Divinity 15 point unit of study. Payment of a $200.00 deposit for the two-week field trip is required when enrolling.


Seminars, fieldwork and supervision sessions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

500 Reader Responses (prior to trip)

1000 25.0

1000 Reflective summary of Journal

1000 25.0

2000 word Essay

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-29 14:28:03 +1000