Details for Communicating the Christian Faith

The ‘E’ word: Evangelism – is a concept that can equally incite ‘excitement’ and ‘excruciation’. In this unit, extroverts and introverts alike will find themselves engaging with the historical, biblical and theological roots for communicating the Gospel and gaining the skills (along with the empowering of the Spirit) to communicate effectively. In doing so, students will explore ways to engage with a world where the acceptance of the Christian story is counter-cultural, as well as ways to connect the good news of the kingdom to contemporary social concerns.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN510
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Communicating the Christian Faith

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

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Critically analyse and evaluate biblical, historical and theological foundations of communicating the Christian faith. This includes consideration of a diversity of Christian perspectives and understandings;
  2. Critically evaluate and demonstrate corporate and personal approaches to evangelism;
  3. Assess the role and place of outreach and evangelism in the mission of the church, and formulate an integrative framework for their application;
  4. Explain and integrate contextual frameworks that shape evangelistic communication, such as postmodernism, multiculturalism and a variety of cultural contexts, etc.;
  5. Design an effective evangelistic ministry for specific demographic, generational, social and cultural contexts;
  6. Demonstrate, appraise and justify the use of a variety of resources to communicate the Christian faith and enhance discipleship.

 

 

Subject Content

  1. Biblical Patterns of Communicating the Gospel
  2. Communication Theory
  3. Personal Communication Styles 
  4. Conversion Continuum
  5. Cultural Relevance & The Post-Modern Condition
  6. Power Evangelism in Context
  7. The Australian Context – Diversity in Unity 
  8. Preparing and Evaluating Evangelism Programs 
  9. Community and Demographic Strategies 
  10. Obstacles to Communicating the Gospel 
  11. Cross-Cultural Communication of the Gospel 
  12. Social Issues and Communicating the Gospel

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 95 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

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

Assessment Methods

  • Book Review (20%)
  • Portfolio Report (30%)
  • Final Report (50%)