Details for Biblical Foundations of Mission

This Biblical Foundations of Mission unit is designed to demonstrate the responsibility that God has charged his people with to bring his Kingdom to earth. From Israel to the birth of the Christian church through the ministry of Jesus Christ, the task of God’s people was, and still is, to be a light to the nations and to make disciples that reflect the character of God. This unit will trace this mandate through the biblical narrative and give special attention to Jesus’ own ministry and the spread of the early Christian church. For those wishing to broaden their understanding of a biblical theology of mission, then sign up now!

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey

Awards offering Biblical Foundations of Mission

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit provides a study of the biblical foundations of missions, examining the Old and New Testament and, in particularly, the missionary mandate arising from the gospel of Jesus Christ.It aims to engage students in the process of examining Christian missionary activity in the light of the Scriptures, and provide the theological basis grounding missionary strategy and facilitating effective practice


Students should be able to:

  1. Outline a knowledge of the narratives, themes and concepts that contribute to a biblical theology of mission;
  2. Identify the influence of culture and context on the reading of the Bible and the understanding of mission;
  3. Understand the importance of the Bible for missionary praxis;
  4. Define a philosophy of mission using Scripture and outline in comparison to other Christian perspectives and understandings.

Subject Content

  1. Culture and context and the implications for biblical interpretation
  2. Overview of missionary narratives and themes in the Old and New Testaments
  3. The Gospel narrative and the great commission
  4. Pauline theology and practice of mission
  5. Reading historical and contemporary missionary practice in the light of biblical theology
  6. The missionary challenge of proclaiming a contemporary and relevant message and the danger of syncretism.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Postings 20% (1200 words)
  • Book Review 30% (1250 words)
  • Promotional Critque 10% (500 words)
  • Major Essay 40% (1750 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided