Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

This course is designed to enable graduate students to apply a Christian perspective and commitment to their life in the world, including professional and vocational life. It will also introduce you to the research principles and methods applicable to the specialized study of Christian Studies.

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Master of Arts (Ministry)

This course is designed to broaden and deepen ministry concepts studied in the areas of Ministry or Theology. Alternatively, it will provide opportunities for initial professional and vocational development after the completion of a first degree in Ministry or Theology. It is intended for practitioners who already have some professional experience or for initial professional development. The course will include an introduction to the research principles and methods applicable to the specialized study of Ministry.

Master of Arts (Theology)

This course is designed to provide graduates in Theology or Ministry the opportunity to undertake study at coursework Masters level, thus consolidating and enhancing the areas of speciality, or proceeding to new areas of professional and vocational expertise. The course will include an introduction to the research principles and methods applicable to the specialized study of Theology.

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Master of Missional Leadership

This course is aimed at broadening and deepening Missional Leadership ministry concepts and practice. It will also provide you with opportunities for continuing professional and vocational development in missional leadership. It is a course of study for ministry practitioners who already have some professional experience or for initial professional development. The course is an introduction to action learning principles applied in the context of the practitioner.

Contextualisation of Theology & Ministry Practice

Dates: 22-28 March
Lecturer: Dr Bernie Power
Subject Code: EM780

Description: At the end of the unit the candidates should be able to employ the principles of contextualisation taught and demonstrated in the Scriptures to provide a framework for approaching contextualisation in any specific cultural context; understand the nature and extent of personal cultural myopia that can exist when communicating with people of another culture, and how to respond to it; recognise the elements of a culture that need to be considered in relation to the communication of the gospel and the development of the church within that culture; communicate the gospel across cultural boundaries in a manner that minimizes distortion of meaning or loss of theological integrity; and apply with discernment the principles of contextualisation to a variety of ministry of ecclesiastical structures in specific cultural contexts.

Missional Leadership

Dates: April & 17-18 May
Lecturer: Dr Darren Cronshaw
Subject Code: PC771

Description: The missional church is emerging, calling for a new kind of leader and leadership. This unit explores the distinguishing contours of the missional church revolution as well as the leadership required by it. Major attention will centre on three primary shifts underway: the shift from an internal to an external focus, the shift from program-driven to people development as the core activity of the missional community, and the shift from church-based leadership to apostolic-era leadership.