MIN438 Contemporary Mission and Evangelism (8)

This subject facilitates advanced critical reflection on mission and evangelism grounded in biblical and theological principles, together with a critical review and appraisal of the history and impact of mission and evangelism in the Australian, Asian and Pacific regions. In light of key social, cultural, and contextual challenges associated with the mission of the church in the world, particular models of mission and evangelism are addressed, together with their critical application within a range of ministry contexts. Students are challenged to develop a personal ethical approach to contemporary mission and to implement more effective models of mission and evangelism relevant to their cultural and ecclesial contexts.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to student enrolled in Master of Ministry Articulated Set

Subject Relationships

MIN522 This subject is an 8-point version of MIN522.

Incompatible Subjects

MIN522, THL423, THL438

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to engage critically with biblical and theological models of mission and evangelism;
  • be able to demonstrate a critically informed understanding of historical perspectives on Christian mission and evangelism;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of social, cultural and contextual challenges for the mission of the church in the world;
  • be able to discuss critically contemporary approaches to mission and evangelism across a range of sociocultural and ministry contexts;
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship of mission and evangelism to issues of social justice and systemic inequity;
  • be able to demonstrate critical appraisal of the impact of mission and evangelism on Indigenous peoples; and
  • be able to demonstrate a critically informed understanding of ethical approaches to mission and evangelism and also to articulate a personal ethical approach to contemporary mission and evangelism.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Social, cultural, and contextual challenges for the mission of the church in the world
  • Biblical models for mission and evangelism: identification and critical appraisal
  • Historical and theological perspectives on Christian mission and evangelism
  • Contemporary approaches to mission and evangelism in varied sociocultural and ministry contexts
  • Mission and evangelism to and from the margins of society
  • Mission, evangelism and cultural contextualisation
  • Mission and evangelism in Australia, Asia and the Pacific: contextual challenges
  • Mission and evangelism among Indigenous peoples: history and critical appraisal
  • Relationship of mission and evangelism to issues of social justice and systemic inequity
  • Missio Dei: mission, evangelism, creation, and eschatology

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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