Details for Ecclesiology

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE511
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Adam Dodds


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Ecclesiology

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

Unit Content


  1. Evaluate scriptural, historical, and theological foundations informing the nature of the church;
  2. Analyse alternative theological and historical models of the church;
  3. Assess the contribution of ecumenism to contemporary ecclesiology;
  4. Examine the emergence of Pentecostal/Charismatic ecclesiologies;
  5. Critically assess the Missional Church in light of the relationship to the structure and mission of the Church.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Ecclesiology
  • Biblical foundations and Marks of Church
  • Early Church: Early Catholic and Orthodox Ecclesiology
  • The Reformation
  • Protestant Ecclesiology, Denominationalism, Free church
  • Pentecostal Ecclesiology
  • Missional & Emerging Church
  • A Trinitarian Community
  • Ecumenism
  • Leadership and Gifts
  • Sacrament, Worship and Ministry
  • Mission: Justice and Equality

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensives

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

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Report (15%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Creative Project (35%)

Prescribed Text

  • Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids, Michigan: IVP, 2021.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.