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: DA3018S
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
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.
Evaluate theologically and pastorally the missional approach of a chosen cross-cultural ministry context.
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
500 word Reader Response (prior to trip)
500 Reader Response (prior to trip)
1000 word Reflective summary of Journal
2500 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-30 12:19:41 +1000