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My God is so big: Helping kids discover all the character of God - Postponed
SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit
EM025-6/7/812 + + EM205-912(Capstone)
Jesus commissioned his disciples to ‘go and make disciples’ (Matthew 28:19); Peter exhorted, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1 Peter 3:15); and Paul lamented, ‘How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?’ (Romans 10:14).
As Christians, we have a commission, exhortation and passion to evangelise, but do you ever get the feeling that our culture has changed, and methods of evangelism which once worked very well last century, no longer seem as effective? How do you tell your friends about Jesus in a postmodern, post-Christian, relativist world? Jesus has not changed, but our culture's systems of hearing and believing have altered.
In this unit we will explore the theological, philosophical and practical dimensions of evangelism. We will seek to understand how people's cultures and contexts affect how they hear and believe the gospel. We will explore the implications for evangelistic preaching, using our testimony, apologetics, Bible storytelling and evangelism in community.
Lecturer: Tim Silberman
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: on-campus*
Times: Thursdays 2.10–3.00pm + 3.05pm–3.55pm + 4.00pm–4.50pm
Dates: 10, 17, 24 February; 3, 17, 24, 31 March; 28 April; 12, 19 May; 2, 9 June 2022 (Exam period = 20-24 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points and Costs:
AEM025 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM025-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
EM025-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
EM025-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
EM205-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS
Audit = $405
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,580 (Overseas student = $2,973)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,640 (Overseas student = $3,042)
For further details see Costs
*2022 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online-only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus and off-campus concurrently.