Units (Subjects)

Making Disciples Across Cultures

AQF: 8/9 online

Postgraduate Unit


This unit will enable participants to understand the patterns and principles of disciple making and mentoring in the Scriptures and the ways these principles are expressed in various cultures. Building on this understanding, participants will be helped to develop contextually appropriate ways of discipling people in their particular ministry setting.

To complete the assessments in this unit, participants need to be discipling people from another culture. Participants contextualise an approach to a specific discipling task and use this in an action research process focused on training disciples to disciple others.

Lecturer: Dr Pauline Golder
AQF level: 8/9
Lecture Mode: online
Prerequisite: 48 level 8 credit points
Available: see Schedule of MICS Unit Offerings 
Credit Points: 
AEM038-812/912 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM039-812/912 = 12cp (1 unit) - MICS and other masters level courses
Cost: see Study Costs
Note: This is a core unit of the SMBC Master of Intercultural Studies (MICS) course run by the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission. You can study either the whole MICS course or just single MICS units of study towards another ACT course. You can enrol in a single unit for credit or audit, even if you do not meet the requirements to enrol for the whole MICS course. Please note the ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy

Check availability of this unit on the Schedule of Master of Intercultural Studies Unit Offerings. For more detailed information on this unit see the ACT overview

If you are interested in this unit, please contact us to check if it will suit your study needs

Postgraduate online learning at SMBC

At SMBC we believe in Christian community and the importance of learning from each other. Our approach to online teaching and learning is highly interactive. There are a range of different interactive activities including collaborative reading, discussion, peer feedback, creative presentations and the use of a number of different interactive apps. Lecturers present material through written or audio-visual presentations that can be read or watched at times that are convenient for each participant. There are no set weekly times for meeting. Lecturers may occasionally arrange a video conference at a time that suits most participants.

One of the most important things for successful online study is to set aside dedicated time each week and to be disciplined in keeping up-to-date. We advise setting aside approximately 5 hours per week for reading and 3 hours each week to work through the activities online. Extra time should also be set aside for each assessment, budgeting approximately 12 hours for each 1000 words.

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