Details for Communicating the 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: MIN004
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts

Awards offering Communicating the Faith

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

Unit Content


Students should be able to:

1. Analyse knowledge of the biblical, historical and theological foundations of communicating the Christian faith. This includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
2. Demonstrate developing skills necessary to extend an evangelistic invitation, both in church and in personal interaction;
3. Verify the role and place of outreach and evangelism in the mission of the church;
4. Show an understanding of contextual frameworks that shape evangelistic communication, such as postmodernism, multiculturalism, etc.;
5. Develop an effective evangelistic ministry for specific demographic and philosophical contexts;
6. Identify a variety of resources to communicate faith, and enhance discipleship.

Subject Content

1. Evangelism is…
2. Evangelism in the New Testament
3. A Theology of Evangelism
4. Sharing a personal testimony
5. Discipleship
6. Evangelism and the Local Church
7. Evangelistic Preaching
8. The Holy Spirit’s Role in Evangelism

This course may be offered in the following formats

Face to face on site

E-learning (online)

Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 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

Worksheets - 20%

Portfolio Report (1500 words) - 40%

Final Report (1500 words) - 40%

Prescribed Text

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