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: MIN202
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Communicating the Christian Faith

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit is a practical examination of the history, theology and practice of evangelism. It stresses the empowering role of the Holy Spirit in evangelism.


  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. Biblical Patterns of Communicating the Gospel
  2. Communication Theory
  3. Power Evangelism in Context
  4. Conversion Continuum
  5. Cultural Relevance & The Post-Modern Condition
  6. Becoming an Effective Communicator
  7. The Australian Context – Diversity in Unity
  8. Outreach Programs
  9. Community 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 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 University College.

Assessment Methods

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

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided