Immerse yourself in the thoroughly missional nature of the Bible and explore the rich ways in which Scripture challenges and shapes God’s people for God’s mission in God’s world for God’s glory.
This exciting new unit enables you to articulate a ‘whole Bible’ understanding of mission, and connect this to your own mission and ministry contexts. You will also get into the detail of how a number of important biblical themes connect with mission, such as revelation, election, redemption, restoration, covenant, ethics, creation, culture and the nations.
|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points||One semester, 12 credit points|
|Prerequisites||32 credit points of foundational biblical studies||32 credit points of foundational biblical studies|
|2020 Offerings||Semester One, Three||Semester One|
|Teacher||Chris Wright||Len Firth|
Rev Dr Chris Wright is a leading author, speaker and thinker on Christian mission. He is the International Director of the Langham Partnership International. This is a group of ministries originally founded by John Stott, committed to the strengthening of the church in the Majority World through fostering leadership development, biblical preaching, literature and doctoral scholarships. (www.langhampartnership.org). Chris is also the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group.
He has written a number of books, including: Old Testament Ethics for the People of God (IVP); The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (IVP); The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (Zondervan); Salvation Belongs to Our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story (IVP); Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament (IVP); and The Message of Jeremiah (IVP).
We are privileged to have Chris bring his wealth of experience and insight to prepare the video content for this subject.
In this unit, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to this unit. For online students, these usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this introductory unit.