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The Church and its Ministry

AQF: 6/7/8/9, Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB

The Church and its Ministry

* Please note: Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, this unit may be offered in a blend of on-campus and off-campus mode.

TH104-612i/712i/812i + TH205-912i (Capstone)

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 its application to our church life.

Lecturers: Rev Dr Ian Maddock and Rev Dr David Burge
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB
Start Date: Tuesday 15 December 2020
Lecture Week: Thursday 14 – Friday 16 + Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 January 2021
End Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Credit Points:
ATH004i = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
TH004-612i = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
TH004-712i = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh
TH004-812i = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
TH205-912i = 12cp (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS

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