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The Church and its Ministry

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

Monday Daytime Unit

TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912(Capstone) + TH206-912(Advanced Studies)

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 Rob Smith
AQF level: 6/7/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB
Times: 11.05am-11.55am + 12.00pm-12.50pm + 2.10pm-3.00pm (hybrid tutorial group A) or 3.05pm-3.55pm (on-campus tutorial group B)
Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 February; 14, 21, 28 March; 2, 9, 16, 30 May; 6 June 2022 (Exam period = 20-24 June)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
ATH104 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - costs available soon
TH104-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - costs available soon
TH104-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - costs available soon
TH104-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - costs available soon
TH205-912 = 12cp (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS - costs available soon
TH206-912 = 12cp (1 unit) Advanced Studies - MDiv, MTS - costs available soon

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