Details for Discipleship

This subject offers the student an introduction to the philosophy of church health and management.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN302
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Tim Healy


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Discipleship

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

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the biblical, historical and theological foundations of discipleship;
  2. Explain the importance of discipleship in the practice of Christian ministry;
  3. Analyse the process of growth in Christian maturity to identify key factors that can assist or impede;
  4. Critique models that show the phases involved in the process of growth in  Christian maturity;
  5. Explain the spiritual, interpersonal and social dynamics of discipleship within an Australian context;
  6. Critique various strategies of discipleship in contemporary congregations.

Subject Content

  • Toward a definition of discipleship Introduction – Thinking about Discipleship
  • Historical view of Discipleship
  • Discipleship in the New Testament 1
  • Spiritual disciplines Discipleship in the New Testament 2
  • Discipling new Christians Elements of Discipleship and Milestones of Growth
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Discipling New Christians and Children
  • Towards a theology of Discipleship
  • Discipling Youth and Young Adults
  • Discipleship of children Social, Cultural and Interpersonal Dynamics in Australian Context
  • Towards a theology of discipleship Cultural Dynamics of Discipleship in Non-Western Families
  • Discipleship Around the World

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 108 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

  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Comparative Article (20%)
  • Student Blog Reflection (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided