This unit will explore the theology and practice of social and community services as an expression of holistic Christian mission. Structural disadvantage and social issues will be examined, particularly as they relate to the delivery of contemporary social services in an Australian context. A community development framework will be applied to address complex social needs, ensuring ethical and practical issues are considered.

Unit Code: DM2193B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe a theological basis for Christian engagement in social service provision


Outline a broad understanding of structural disadvantage in a range of contemporary Australian social issues


Discuss some of the ethical concerns that are associated with the delivery of social and community services


Identify ways in which a commitment to social justice can be practically demonstrated using a specific model

Unit sequence

18 point field D


Lectures, tutorials, online videos, online meetings, class discussions, discussion boards


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

1,500 word tutorial paper

1500 40.0

2,500 word essay

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 25 Jul, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 12:04:31 +1100