Content

This unit is designed to give the student an introduction to the concept and practice of mission and its priority for the people of God. It explores the topic of mission from a biblical, theological, historical and sociological perspective. It enables the student to develop and apply concepts of mission in their local context.

Unit code: DM1113B

Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Missiology

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Identify developments in the theology and practice of mission in the Bible and in different eras of church history.

2.

Describe the impact of current sociological issues and trends on the practice of mission for the church.

3.

Define the concept of holistic mission.

4.

Evaluate current approaches to mission utilised by individuals, congregations and denominations.

Pedagogy

Lectures, group work, online forums, videos

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bosch, David J. *Transforming Mission. New York: Orbis, 2011.
  • Cronshaw, Darren and Dewerse, Rosemary. We Are Pilgrims: From, in and with the margins of our diverse world. Melbourne, Urban Neighbours of Hope, 2015.
  • Edge, Lynette and Morgan, Gregory. Partnering with God: Being a Missional Salvationist. Eugene OR, Wipf and Stock, 2017.
  • Flemming, Dean. Recovering the full mission of God: A biblical perspective on being, doing and telling. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013.
  • Frost, Michael, and Alan Hirsch. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.
  • Goheen, Michael W. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues. Downers Grove: IVP, 2014.
  • Jackson, Darrell (Editor), Starling David (Editor), Frost Michael (Editor) Not in Kansas Anymore: Christian Faith in a Post-Christian World. Sydney, Morling Press, 2020.
  • Ji-Sun Kim, Grace and Hill, Graham. Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World. Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press, 2018.
  • Kreminski Karina. Urban Spirituality: Embodying God's Mission in the Neighborhood. California.Urban Loft Publishers, 2018.
  • Murray, Stuart. Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange World. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2018.
  • Wright, Christopher J.H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Downers Grove: IVP, 2006.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Variant 1

Case Study

Note: One set from two assessment variants will be nominated at the time of scheduling by the lecturer/unit coordinator prior to the start of the unit and published in the unit outline. Students may have topical choices within a given assessment variant, but are not able to make choices outside that set of assessments.

1000 25.0
Forum

online forum participation, regular postings

1000 25.0
Essay 2000 50.0

Variant 2

Article (for Newspaper, e.g. letter to the editor)

article for denominational magazine

Note: One set from two assessment variants will be nominated at the time of scheduling by the lecturer/unit coordinator prior to the start of the unit and published in the unit outline. Students may have topical choices within a given assessment variant, but are not able to make choices outside that set of assessments.

1000 25.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Lead tutorial plus written summary

1000 25.0
Essay 2000 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 26 Oct, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-10-26 16:19:09 +1100