This unit examines selected biblical texts on the themes of poverty, wealth, justice and compassion as a way of exploring Christian responses to the needs of marginalised people in a globalised world. It will examine the situations of the global poor, refugees and asylum seekers, and analyse the implications of climate change on vulnerable communities. It will introduce the themes of power, trade, debt, gender, advocacy, creation care, and the role of NGOs. There will be a focus on the potential of the church as an agent of transformation, with particular reference to a current advocacy campaign. The unit is jointly offered by Whitley College, Melbourne School of Theology, Stirling College (formerly Churches of Christ Theological College) and Eastern College Australia in association with TEAR Australia.

Unit Code: DM2031W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain important dimensions of the needs of the global marginalised;


Articulate an integral mission response to such needs and outline the theological convictions that inform such a response;


Describe strategies for the mobilisation of the local church in integral mission; and


Develop an educational resource designed to both inform and motivate the local church in integral mission.


Face-to-face 5 day intensive involves lectures, simulation exercise and interaction with a range of integral mission practitioners.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book Review (1000 words)

1000 25.0
Learning Resource

Creating an education resource (1500 words)

1500 30.0

Essay (2000 words)

2000 45.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 14:38:42 +1000