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The Church and its Ministry
SEMESTER 1 2021
Wednesday Daytime Unit
TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (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
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB
Times: Wednesdays 11.05am-11.55am + 12.00pm-12.50pm
Dates: 10, 17, 24 February; 10, 17, 31 March; 21, 28 April; 5 19, 26 May; 2 June 2021 (Exam period = 10-21 June)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
ATH104 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
TH104-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
TH104-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2520
TH104-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520
TH205-912 = 12cp (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS - $2520
*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
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 (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.