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: MIN509
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Discipleship

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

Unit Content


  1. Critically discuss biblical, historical and theological foundations of discipleship;
  2. Assess and evaluate approaches to discipleship used in the practice of contemporary ministry;
  3. Critically analyse the process of growth in Christian maturity to identify key factors that can assist or impede;
  4. Appraise and evaluate models that show the phases involved in the process of growth in Christian maturity;
  5. Compare and analyse the spiritual, interpersonal and social dynamics of discipleship within an Australian context;
  6. Critique various strategies of discipleship in contemporary congregations.

Subject Content

  • Theological perspectives of discipleship
  • Historical perspectives of discipleship
  • Biblical perspectives of discipleship
  • Spiritual disciplines
  • Discipling new Christians
  • Stages of faith development
  • Discipleship in childhood
  • Discipleship in adolescence and emerging adulthood
  • Discipleship and ageing
  • Discipleship in different cultural contexts
  • Discipleship in different needs contexts
  • Mentoring in the Christian faith

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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Proposal (50%)
  • Book Review (30%)
  • Student Blog Reflection (20%)