This unit provides an overview of the biblical witness to the centrality of mission for Christian theology and discipleship. Moving beyond traditional appeals to texts which command missionary activity, the course will help the student to understand how the theological and hermeneutical issues related to mission are explored in the canonical texts. These include: God’s relationship to the world in creation and salvation; the vocation of God’s people in relation to the nations and creation; the complex relationship between biblical faith and culture. Throughout, the unit will explore the ways that a critical understanding of the biblical text shapes mission and Christian discipleship in a complex world.

Unit Code: DM1030P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Compare and contrast the different depictions of mission across a range of biblical texts


Outline recurring major biblical themes which inform a theology of mission


Identify significant scholarly shifts in construing the biblical theology of mission


Apply a missional hermeneutical for the reading of scripture


Lectures, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay comparing the similarities and differences in understanding mission using two biblical texts (2000 words)

2000 50.0
Learning Resource

Develop a learning resource (sermon or bible study materials) using a missional hermeneutic (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-03 15:28:44 +1000