Units (Subjects)

Church Planting

AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

Lecture Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023

EM026-612i/712i/812i + EM205-912i (Capstone)

As we read Paul's missionary journeys in the book of Acts, we see that his ministry trips to cities resulted not just in people coming to faith, but in local churches being established.  Much of the New Testament consists of Paul writing to these churches. This dynamic has led many to agree with Tom Hale, a medical missionary to Nepal, who wrote, "The essential core ministry in missions is the winning of people to Christ and forming them into congregations—that is, evangelism and church planting."

In this unit we will be thinking theologically and practically about the why and how of church planting, especially where the church is not yet established.  We will address various models of church planting and the practical steps in seeing a church get established, all with a focus on how to help facilitate the multiplication of churches.  You will see in this unit that all believers are able to use their unique gifts, personalities, and abilities as part of a team in the church planting effort.

Lecturer: Dr Ed Grudier
Prerequisite: EM205-912 = 48 level 8 credit points + 12 level 8 (or higher) EM credit points
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Enrol by Start Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Lecture Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
End Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Credit Points:
AEM026 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM026-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
EM026-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – BMin, BTh, BDiv
EM026-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
EM205-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Capstone - MMin, MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
For further details see Costs

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