The Gospels both provide foundations for mission and are themselves a result of the early church’s mission. This unit will examine the mission understanding of the four Gospel writers. It will explore how this formed and reflected the mission of the first century Church, and it will outline the challenges that confronted both the apostles and the church. Careful exegesis of significant passages will be a key component in exploring mission theology and the practice of the early church.

Unit Code: DM3702B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify key features of the missional perspectives of the four Gospels.


Exegete a biblical text related to this theme.


Assess the relevance of the mission approaches of the Gospels for contemporary ministry.


Identify and develop an educational tool targeting the formation of mission in a congregation.


Critically evaluate the contemporary practice of mission in the light of the approaches of the Gospel writers.

Unit sequence

15 points in DM or BN


Lectures, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Oral Presentation

1,000 word online presentation

1000 20.0
Learning Resource

2,000 word study resource

2000 40.0
Exegetical Essay

2,000 exegetical essay

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-06 11:38:50 +1000