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The Church and its Ministry
SEMESTER 1 2024
Thursday Daytime Unit
TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912 + TH206-912
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 Rob Smith
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Prerequisite: TH205-912 = 48 level 8 credit points + 12 level 8 (or higher) TH credit points TH206-912 = 48 level 8 credit points + 24 TH credit points Corequisite: TH104-612/712/812 = 24 OT/NT/BB credit points
Times: Thursdays 9.40am–10.30am + 10.55am–11.45am + 11.50am–12.40pm
Dates: 8, 15, 22 February; 7, 14 March; 4, 11 April; 2, 9, 16, 30 May; 6 June 2024 (Exam period = 17-24 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
ATH104 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
TH104-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
TH104-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
TH104-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
TH205-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Capstone - MMin, MDiv, MTS
TH206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MMin, MDiv, MTS
Audit = $445
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,784 (Overseas student = $3,207)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,976 (Overseas student = $3,426)
For further details see Costs
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
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 and off-campus concurrently.