Units (Subjects)

The Church and its Ministry

AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2023
Thursday Evening Unit

TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (Capstone) + TH206-912 (Specialised 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 Dr Rob Smith
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Prerequisite: TH205-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 12 level 8 (or higher) credit points in TH; TH206-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 24 credit points in TH
Corequisite: TH104-612/712/812 = 24 credit points OT/NT/BB;
Times: Thursdays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 20, 27 July; 10, 17, 24 August; 7, 14, 21 September; 12, 19 October; 2, 9 November 2023 (Exam period = 20-27 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
Credit Points:
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 - MDiv, MTS
TH206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
For further details see Costs

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*LECTURE MODES:
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.

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