Units on offer in 2017

2017 Semester 1 | UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE UNITS

We recommend you choose from these units in your 1st year of study

Old Testament Foundations |  OT301/501/D God’s wonderful plan of redemption will unfold as you examine his promises and dealings with individuals and the nation of Israel.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: OT301/D | OT501D
Jesus and the Gospels | NT301/501/D Survey the background, purposes and themes of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: NT301/D | NT501D
Christian Influence Foundations |  MCP31/51/D Learn about the biblical principles of leadership, applied to the Australian context.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: MCP31/D | MCP51/D
Guided Spiritual Formation | PC449/649/D This unit guides students into deeper intimacy with God by examining how to be effective in ministry, to articulate a philosophy of ministry, and to reflect on what God is doing in their life and through their vocation.
Foundations for Youth Ministry | DM310/510/D Examine biblical and theological foundations for creating youth ministry initiatives and forming ministry practice models.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: DM310/D | DM510/D
Mission Perspectives | EM301/501/D Biblical, historical, cultural and strategic perspectives on mission in the contemporary world.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: EM301/D | EM501/D

We recommend you choose from these units in your 2nd and 3rd years of study

New Testament Greek A  | LA004A/D Part 1 of the fundamentals of Greek syntax and grammar.
UNIT GUIDE CLICK HERE: LA004A/D
Introduction to Hebrew | LA001 You’ll learn the skills to interpret Hebrew words in the Old Testament. (Attendance only)
UNIT GUIDE CLICK HERE: LA001
The Reformation  | CH424/624/D Discover the causes and nature of the Reformation in Europe and Britain, its theological impact and implications for contemporary
Christianity.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: CH424 | CH424D | CH624 | CH624D
Grace and Eschatology | TH403/603/D Gain an understanding of the theologies of the gospel, kingdom of God and the return of Christ and how they are manifested in Christian
life and practice.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: TH403/D | TH603/D
The Fourth Gospel (Greek Exegesis) | NT434/634/D Develop your skills in exegetical methodology and reflect upon the themes and features of this gospel to equip you for a more accurate
engagement with the issues facing the contemporary church.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: NT434 | NT434D | NT634 | NT634D
Megillot (Ruth, Esther) (English) | OT442/642/D Develop an ability to critically apply background and introductory considerations to the interpretation of
Ruth and Esther, applying those themes to modern life.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: OT442/D | OT642/D
Pastoral Care Field Education | PC443/643/D Address important issues connected with providing pastoral care as you participate in various church activities
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: PC443/D | PC643/D
Christian Apologetics | PE420/620/D You will think through and discuss issues raised by critics of Christian belief, develop intelligent defences, and be guided in the formation
of a coherent Christian world view. (Tuesday evening lectures)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: PE420 | PE420D | PE620 | PE620D
Integrating Faith and Work | MCE41/61/D Explore the theological, cultural and pragmatic principles undergirding the integration of faith and work. (Wednesday evening lectures)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: MCE41 | MCE41D | MCE61 | MCE61D
Christian Worship | Distance Only PC315D/515D Explore and analyse the theology and practice of worship in the ancient Israelite community, the early church and the contemporary
Australian church for equipping you to lead worship. (Distance with a 2 day intensive)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: PC315D | PC515D
Introduction to Children’s Ministry| Distance Only DM320D/620D Introduction to children’s ministry based on biblical perspectives of children and develop ministry practice skills. (Distance only)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: DM320D | DM520D
Educational Chaplaincy | DM414D/614D Realise the life-long value and benefits of guiding and assisting teenagers to make good and wise decisions.
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: DM414D | DM614D

2017 Semester 1 | POSTGRADUATE UNITS

Biblical Preaching
PC759i/D| Unit Lecturer: John Sweetman & Ian Hussey
Semester 1 | Intensive – 13-17 March Explore how historical and cultural changes may be impacting our approach to preaching, while experimenting with a range of forms, for developing and delivering biblical sermons informed but not controlled by contemporary preaching issues. Students will not be required to preach. (Available via Intensive or Distance)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: PC759i-4 | PC759i-6 | PC759D-4 | PC759D-6
2 Peter
NT789i | MA
Unit Lecturer: D Morcom
Semester 1 | Intensive Only, 27-31 March 2 Peter will be explored to provide students with deeper appreciation of its content and place in the New Testament. (Intensive)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: NT789-4i | NT789-6i
Baptist History & Principles –
CH759D Online Only | MA(Min) Unit
Semester 1 | Online only Enter into the rich historical and theological heritage of the Baptist movement, addressing issues
that continue to have contemporary relevance (On-line only)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: CH759D-4 | CH759D-6
Theological Conference TH702D Semester 1 | Online only Enter into the opportunity to experience reflectively an academic theological conference and learn the skills of
developing and delivering a conference paper (On-line with conference participation)
UNIT GUIDES CLICK HERE: TH702-4D | TH702-6D
Research Methods for Ministry RMo91 Online Only Please contact the College Registrar for more info
Intro to Research Methods RM095 Online Only Please contact the College Registrar for more info

Key: D = avail by Distance/Online; i = Intensive


 

2017 Semester 2 | UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE UNITS

We recommend you choose from these units in your 1st year of study

OT Prophets and Writings |
OT302/502/D
Discover the passion and wisdom of God’s revelation to Israel and the nations expressed through the Old Testament Prophets and Writings. (Tuesday evening lectures)
Early New Testament Church |
NT302/502/D
Gain an overview of the contents, themes and theology of the various biblical books about and for the early New Testament church.
Christian Worldview |
PE310/510/D
Develop an understanding of worldviews and explore the application of a Christian worldview to a variety of areas relevant to Christian ministry and life.
Guided Spiritual Formation | PC449/649/D This unit guides students into deeper intimacy with God by examining how to be effective in ministry, to articulate a philosophy of ministry, and to reflect on what God is doing in their life and through their vocation.
Early Church History |
CH305/505/D
Take a bird’s eye view of the life of the Church from its inception until the Council of Chalcedon in 451AD.
Practical Field Education |
PC444/644/D
Gain practical experience in various ministry tasks while engaging in personal and theological reflection.

We recommend you choose from these units in your 2nd and 3rd years of study

New Testament Greek B  | LA00BA/D Continue with the second instalment of the fundamentals of New Testament Greek syntax and grammar
Introduction to New Testament Greek | LA002/D You’ll learn the skills to interpret Greek words in the Old Testament.
Introduction to Christian Ethics |
PE301/501/D
Enter into the field of Christian ethics by examining the ethics of the Old and New Testaments, surveying various ethical approaches, and applying biblical principles to contemporary issues. (Tuesday evening lectures)
Church and Ministry |
TH404/604/D
Understand the connection between the kingdom of God and the church, and biblical and theological basis for ordinances and forms of church government.
Luke (Greek Exegesis) |
NT430/630/D
Engage in a study of the critical issues and the theology of the Luke’s Gospel, while translating and interpreting some of the key passages.
The Synoptic Gospels: Mark
(English Exegesis) |
NT420/620D
Understand the background, purposes, themes and doctrines of Mark’s Gospel and how its message impacts ministry in our vastly different world.
Congregational Field Education |
PC442/642/D
Learn to integrate theory with practice while participating in complex ministries in a local church setting.
Introductory Preaching |
PC447/647/D
Take a step by step approach to learning the fundamentals of preparing and delivering a biblical sermon.
Ministry in Islamic Contexts |
EM415/615
Understand Islamic faith and practice, including biblical and theological perspectives on Islam, for forming appropriate and suitable Christian responses. (7 day intensive only)
Leading the Small Church |
PC407D/607D
Understand the unique nature and character of small church for leading them effectively. (Online only)
Pastoral Skills and Methods |
PC403/603/D
Develop counselling principles and skills, which are useful for pastoral care roles. (Includes a 2 day intensive)
Theology for Everyday Life |
PC421/621/D
Redeem daily routines by reflecting on and developing a distinctly Christian theology of the acts of daily life. (Wednesday evening lectures)
Chaplaincy Skills |
PC452D/652D
Learn the perspectives and competencies necessary for effective chaplaincy, focussing on holistic care. (On-line and includes a 2 day intensive)

2017 Semester 2 | POSTGRADUATE UNITS

Leadership and Management
PC761i/D | Unit Lecturer: John Sweetman
Semester 2 | Intensive – 28 Aug – 1 Sep Gain an overview of the current thinking on leadership and management from biblical, Christian and secular sources with a view to discerning what God is calling his shepherds to be and do for influencing others and developing effective leadership and management structures. (Intensive)
Kingdom of God
TH789i | Lecturer: Derick Tidball
Semester 2 | Intensive Only, 7 – 11 August Starting with the prayer, ‘your kingdom come’, discover the sources of the idea of the Kingdom of God, explore its centrality to Jesus’ person, mission and teaching, and survey Paul’s teaching as well as the apocalyptic perspective. (Intensive)
Multicultural Church Leadership | PC741D Semester 2 | Online only Interact with theology and scholarship related to multicultural churches and apply this learning to your personal interaction with a culturally diverse church and society.
Research Methods for Ministry | RMo91 Online Only Please contact the College Registrar for more info
Intro to Research Methods | RM095 Online Only Please contact the College Registrar for more info

Key: D = avail by Distance/Online; i = Intensive