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April 2019 Intensive Unit 2

April 2019 Intensive Unit 2

TOPIC: God’s Mission and the Local Church (SMM42i/62i)
WHAT: A semester length unit covered in one week of lectures, with pre-reading/assignments completed at home
WHEN: 8.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday 13 - Thursday 18 April 2019 (during NSW school holidays)
WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
WHO: Ideal for people who can't attend weekly lectures, or live at a distance from Sydney
LECTURER: Tim Silberman
ENROL BY: Friday 15 March 2019

Our God is a God of mission. The gospel is for people of every nation, tribe and tongue, in Australia and to the ends of the earth. We all affirm it but how should it impact our lives and our churches here? Should we just focus on our own neighbourhood and let others work out the rest? What does it look like to faithfully serve God’s global mission at home? What is our role locally and further afield?

In this unit we will together gain the understanding, perspectives, and skills required to help local churches become more aligned with God’s missional purposes. We will engage with God’s word, with what God is doing in the world and with the changing demographic realities of Australia and the globe. We will see the important role a church can play in raising up and sending out cross-cultural workers and in partnering with what God is doing across the street and across the oceans.

(Note: This unit includes a field trip to a multi-ethnic church service on Sunday 14 April 2019)

More information on this intensive unit

If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for a unit outline on 02 9747 4780 or email.


INTENSIVE MODE STUDY PROGRAM

For those in busy full-time employment or at a distance from metropolitan areas, or in rural Australia, SMBC offers a flexible, comprehensive, intensive mode study program. Our Intensives students include: christian workers and teachers, mums and retirees, business people and trades people.

Effectively it is study at home with a week at SMBC for face-to-face teaching. This offers the best of both worlds, with pre-reading and assignments done at home in your own time (with e-library access) and a focused week of teaching and study with your lecturer, plus interaction with fellow students.


What our students like about intensive mode study:

"As a full-time worker, it enables me to take a week out to focus on study and finish my degree in a reasonable time-frame. We get the benefit of teaching from SMBC’s quality lecturers without the dilution of online study and to experience a study community face-to-face."

"I found the pre-reading really beneficial because it allowed me to engage with and reflect on the course content before coming to class. Intensive mode study helps me to think about the content in a deeper way."

"Being able to attend lectures without being tired after work and being able to saturate yourself with the content to the exclusion of other commitments."

"It's been the perfect way for me to balance work and study and get the most out of the lectures."

"Great to be able to have the lectures condensed into one week as I work and have young children (my husband has taken the week off work). Great to have a small group with informal, non-threatening discussion. Hope to do lots of the Biblical Theology subjects this way."

"I've really enjoyed the smaller group (as compared to the weekly, semester long lectures) because it's fostered lots of conversation between everyone. It feels more like a Bible study or tutorial than a lecture, but has been just as informative."

"I like this method of study. It was the ability to complete a whole course eg Graduate Diploma of Divinity, over time in this intensive mode that made me do what I had thought of doing ages ago."

"Staff are supportive and understand the needs of students who require study via intensive mode."

"As a student that lives in Port Macquarie, the intensive mode works great. It allows me to study in community and discuss, instead of doing it all online."

"It's great to think deeply about one subject and a great way to build relationships with other part-time students."


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