Courses

Church, Sacraments and Ministry (TH404i/TH604i)

Pre/co-requisite: 8cps of OT/NT foundational units, plus 4cps of TH/CH units

2017 July Intensive Unit

For Christians, church is a central part of life. But what, according to the Bible, is the church? What is it we are seeking to do when we gather? What is the church’s nature and essential marks?

In this unit we’ll explore the many facets of what church ministry is: how churches differ about decision making and governance; why some baptise infants but others don’t; how churches might be diminishing the importance of the Lord’s Supper; and how can pastors, and others in church leadership, pray biblically and helpfully for God’s people. 

Such issues continue to be hotly debated. We’ll seek to discuss them in a unifying, Bible-centred, and Christ-honouring way. Whatever your denominational background, we’d love to have you join us to explore Scripture and it’s application to our church life.

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

Venue:
SMBC, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132

Dates:
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 July 2017

Times:
8.30am - 4.00pm

Lecturers:
Rev Rob Smith and Rev Dr David Burge

Credit Points:
TH404i = 4cp - DipMin(P2), AssocDeg, BTh
TH604i = 4cp - GDDiv, MDiv, MACS

Enrol by:
Friday 2 June 2017

More info:

  • Pre-reading will be advised
  • Initial assignment due on the first day
  • Essay and assignments will be completed at home in the weeks following the intensive
  • Post-intensive assignments via email
  • Exams (if applicable) take place several weeks after the intensive. For those living outside of Sydney, it is possible to do your exams near home with an approved supervisor
  • Face-to-face lectures during the week in Sydney. Morning tea and lunch provided each day
  • Limited onsite accommodation at SMBC may be available with preference given to those travelling from regional locations
  • E-library/library resources available.

You can complete an Australian College of Theology Diploma of Ministry (equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Theology) or Graduate Diploma of Divinity (equivalent to the first year of the Master of Divinity) in 4 years by intensive mode study.

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to be assessed and sit exams, you can enrol as an 'Audit' student - this suits people wanting to grow in their knowledge and love of God without the formality of assessments.

Go to APPLY FOR PART-TIME STUDY for application details and costs.

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