Units (Subjects)

See below for the individual units (subjects) currently available. Please go to Courses for information on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We encourage you to contact our registrars to start a conversation about what units might best suit your needs.

Units are available in the following 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.
  • Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus and off-campus concurrently.

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Self-Care and Resilience in Ministry

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8/9 hybrid, Prerequisites: PC073-912i = 48cps Level 8

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 8 - Friday 12 July 2024

PC073-812/912 + PC205-912

Christian ministry is hard work and stressful at the best of times, even when it is a joy and blessing. Following in the way of Jesus necessarily involves suffering and sacrifice. Caring for God’s people is demanding and costly. Unresolved conflict can demotivate us. Criticisms can hurt. The challenge is to keep holy, healthy and maturing in the midst of the ups and downs of Christian ministry. A vibrant spiritual relationship with the living God is vital. We are to attend to our physical, emotional and mental health. Loving relationships with family and friends are crucial aspects of our being and well-being...

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Christian Mentoring: Foundations and Dynamics

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, off-campus

WORKSHOPS
Workshop 1: Thursday 4 – Friday 5 July 2024

PC043-824i

We live in an era when Christian leadership is intensely challenging. It is more important than ever for leaders to find competent support for effective ministry and personal development. Christian mentoring is an intentional 1 to 1 ministry that helps good leaders flourish as thoughtful and secure Christian disciples in the midst of the challenges of ministry and life.

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The Gospel, Cultural Anthropology and Ethnographic Research Methods

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8/9, online

MICS
Postgraduate Unit

EM033-812/912

This unit will provide participants with an understanding of anthropological concepts and insights as tools for contemporary ministry, especially cross-cultural ministry. In light of this understanding, it will enable participants to exegete the cultural context in which they are serving...

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New Testament Greek B

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Monday + Thursday Daytime Unit

LA006-612/812

In this unit we continue our introduction and experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, be equipped for consulting New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text and reading books which discuss or refer to Greek words and expressions. New Testament Greek is a prerequisite for the study of degree New Testament units with Greek exegesis in the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity...

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Introduction to Preaching Old Testament

SMBC Internal Unit SMBC Certificate, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Monday Daytime Unit

CP01b

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Interpreting Samuel for Today (English + Hebrew)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Monday Daytime Unit

​OT042-712/812/912 + OT046-712/812/912

1 & 2 Samuel are often seen as the most literarily sophisticated books of the Bible. Gripping stories of Samuel, Saul and David combine to describe the dawn of Israel's monarchy. The central character, however, is God himself. And the obvious focus on history is actually made subordinate to communicating life-changing theology. Ultimately, God's choice of David forms an essential backdrop for understanding Jesus as messiah and king...

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Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Monday Daytime Unit

NT002-512/612/812

The church is far from perfect, whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?..

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Other Writings (English + Greek)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Tuesday Daytime Unit

NT024-612/712/812 (English) + NT025-612/712/812 (Greek) + NT205-912 (Capstone) + NT206-912 (Specialised Studies) + NT207-912 (Original Language Specialised Studies)

Want to explore in more depth the thorny issues raised in Paul's letter to the Corinthians and the theological depth of Hebrews? How did the values in 1st century Corinth impact the Corinthian church and their view of the Christian life and spiritual gifts? Why did the writer to the Hebrews warn them about falling away?..

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Church Planting

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Tuesday Daytime Unit

EM026-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

As we read Paul's missionary journeys in the book of Acts, we see that his ministry trips to cities resulted not just in people coming to faith, but in local churches being established.  Much of the New Testament consists of Paul writing to these churches. This dynamic has led many to agree with Tom Hale, a medical missionary to Nepal, who wrote, "The essential core ministry in missions is the winning of people to Christ and forming them into congregations—that is, evangelism and church planting"...

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Christianity in History from 1550

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Tuesday Daytime Unit

CH002-512/612/812

We can only properly make sense of our present if we understand our past. Our numerous Protestant denominations only make sense if we understand the Reformation of the 16th Century. Whether we identify ourselves as modern or post-modern, we are indebted to the Enlightenment of the 18th Century. Our ability to understand the American Presidential race depends in part on how well we have grasped the rise of fundamentalism in the 19th Century...

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Old Testament Prophets and Writings

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Tuesday Evening Unit

OT002-512/612/812

'Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Proverbs 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of God, as well as be equipped with tools for doing your own study and teaching of some of the least read books of the Bible?..

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History of Evangelical Christianity

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Tuesday Evening Unit

CH011-612/712/812 + CH206-912 (Specialised Studies)

This unit explores the history of evangelical Christianity, from its precursors in seventeenth-century continental pietism and puritanism, through its rise in the eighteenth-century transatlantic revivals, expansion in the nineteenth-century and global spread in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Despite the challenge of defining a movement marked by so much diversity, we will nonetheless observe that evangelicalism possesses an essential unity...

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The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Wednesday Daytime Unit

TH002-612/712/812 + TH206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Theology affects all of life. It is intensely practical. It answers the meaning of life questions such as, 'Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I live well?' – by stepping back to see the centrality of God himself to our lives and the universe. As Augustine said, 'You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.'

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Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Wednesday Daytime Unit

NT002-512/612/812

The church is far from perfect, whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?..

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Teaching in Intercultural Settings

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Wednesday Daytime Unit

EM014-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Are you teaching, training, or discipling anyone from a different cultural background than your own? Or do you think you might be in the next few years? If so, this unit is designed to equip you to do this well...

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Mission Perspectives

SMBC Internal Unit SMBC Certificate, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Daytime Unit

CM07

God has a global mission! And that means that we, as God’s people, also have a mission. But to know how we fit in, we need to understand what God has done, is doing and will do...

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God’s Mission and the Local Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Daytime Unit
EM060-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Our God is a God of mission. The gospel is for people of every nation, tribe and tongue, in Australia and to the ends of the earth. We all affirm it but how should it impact our lives and our churches here? Should we just focus on our own neighbourhood and let others work out the rest? What does it look like to faithfully serve God’s global mission at home? What is our role locally and further afield?...

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Living Faiths

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Daytime Unit

EM021-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Over 4 billion people in the world follow traditional religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. Perhaps God has given you an interest in helping people in these religions find Jesus? This unit will help you do that. In it, we explore the basic beliefs, practices, and some deeply held assumptions of Animists, Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims...

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Pastoral Skills and Methods

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Evening Unit

PC003-612/712/812 + PC206-912

Christian ministry is grounded in God’s love for people in the gospel of Jesus Christ. That means Christian ministry is necessarily about loving and caring for people, so that they love and trust Christ. Ministry to people can be challenging at the best of times, especially when people are faced with crises and tragedies...

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Children’s Ministry Skills: An Introduction

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Evening Unit

DE022-512

These 12 classes will help you develop a toolkit of fresh ideas, approaches and skills for ministering with children...

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Biblical Hebrew B

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2024
Friday Daytime Unit

LA004-612/812

This unit continues building a solid framework for engaging with Biblical Hebrew texts in their original language. By completing both Biblical Hebrew A (Semester 1) and B, students will be in a position to work directly with the Hebrew scriptures, and to continue translation and exegesis of Old Testament texts. After these units, students will be able to take Old Testament exegesis units in the Hebrew stream...

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The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2024
Friday Daytime Unit

TH103-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (Capstone) + TH206-912 (Specialised Studies)

There is no more important question in life than, “What must I do to be saved?” The doctrines of grace are concerned with God’s plan of salvation from election through to glorification, through which he brings about his eternal purposes for his creation, and in particular, for those he has chosen by grace to be his people. They also describe how the finished work of Jesus Christ is applied by the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to the believer, who by virtue of their union with Christ, is justified, adopted and perfected to share in his glory...

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Evangelistic Preaching

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 August 2024

PC160-612i/712i/812i + PC206-912i (Specialised Studies)

We live in a post-Christian, post-churched, post-everything world! It’s a new landscape to witness and preach in. New generations need new ways of communicating. But thankfully some things don’t change, especially the power of the gospel to save and radically transform lives. Wherever we are, the urgency of sharing the good news about Jesus before his return remains...

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Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024

NT002-512i/612i/812i

The church is far from perfect, whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?..

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The Knowledge of God

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024

TH001-612i/712i/812i + TH206-912i

Can we know God? And if so, then how? Who wrote the Bible? Is it a divine book? Or a human book? How reliable and trustworthy is the Bible? Can we rely on it to tell us the truth about all things, or just some things? Does God foreknow the future? All of it, or just some of it? If everything happens according to God's will, why is there still suffering and evil in the world? What exactly does it mean to be created in God's image?..

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