Plan your study
for Semester 1, 2020.

Classes begin March 4.

Intensive from 10-13 Feb

MINS2613 | Church Planting

This unit explores theological and missional principles for various models of church planting. It also covers the stages of a church planting process, including contextual analysis in order to determine appropriate church planting methodologies, and leadership dynamics in guiding a team through the embryonic stage to the launch. The development of key elements such as worship style, evangelism and discipleship strategies are covered, as well as practical considerations such as facilities, funding and administration for a church plant.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline a biblical and theological basis for church planting
  • Explain the missiological principles and methodologies involved in planting a church in a given context
  • Outline the dynamics involves in each stage of the lifecycle of a church plant
  • Identify the leadership and ethical principles employed in guiding a church planting team

Class Details:

Summer Intensive
9:00-5:00pm, from 10-13 February

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

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www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Semester One Classes

Starting March 5

MINS1509 | Introduction to Christian Leadership

Designed to assist in the formation of effective Christian leaders for contemporary ministry and mission contexts. Explore the nature and dynamic of leadership, especially in relation to Christian ministry and mission, the value of effective leadership as integral to the mission and ministry of the church.

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Starting March 4

MINS2320 | Evangelism, Conversion
& Mission of God

This unit is designed to assist leaders in forming and developing churches and faith communities in the task of evangelism. Students will examine the nature of Australian society and its implications for evangelism and the growth of the Church.

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Starting March 5

MINS1201 | Interpreting the New Testament

The unit gives an introduction to contemporary interpretation of the New Testament by reading it as a collection of different kinds of literature and by exploring the historical, cultural and social backgrounds of the New Testament writings.

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Starting March 4

MINS1304 | Introduction to Christian Thought

This unit introduces students to the study of theology at an introductory level.  It outlines the content and method of Christian theology and explores the roles of Scripture and tradition in theological discourse through historical developments and in the present day.

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Starts March 5

MINS1509 | Introduction to Christian Leadership

The Introduction to Leadership unit is designed to assist in the formation of effective Christian leaders for contemporary ministry and mission contexts. Students will explore the nature and dynamic of leadership, especially in relation to Christian ministry and mission, the value of effective leadership as integral to the mission and ministry of the church. Topics covered may include: defining leadership; theology and leadership; leadership as influence; models of Christian leadership (leader as servant, shepherd, change-agent, manager); leadership styles; leadership qualities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Articulate definitions and understandings of leadership from the perspective of Christian theology in dialogue with secular leadership modes
  • Identify a number of models and styles of leadership and their applications to the given context and in relation to issues such as responsibility, power, authority and governance in general
  • Critically  reflect  on  her/his  personal  experiences  in leadership
  • Evaluate the culture and dynamics of a given organisation.

Class Details:

Thursday nights from
6:00-9:00pm, starting March 5

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts March 4

MINS2320 | Evangelism, Conversion & Mission of God

This unit is designed to assist leaders in forming and developing churches and faith communities in the task of evangelism. Students will examine the nature of Australian society and its implications for evangelism and the growth of the Church. They will explore understandings of the value of evangelism as integral to the mission and ministry of the church. They will develop skills and practices in implementing local church evangelism. They will explore some of the important issues around evangelism, conversion and the mission of God, including pluralism and postmodernity. Content could include theologies of evangelism and conversion, the Australian context in history, contemporary challenges, models and practices evangelistic churches, evangelism and special events and resources for evangelism today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify major social, cultural and ecclesiastical trends that affect evangelism, conversion and the mission of God.
  • Articulate a considered Biblical and theological rationale for evangelism and conversion
  • Present, and critically respond to, a number of evangelism styles and models
  • Develop skills and strategies in leading a Christian faith community to effective implementation of local and wider evangelism
  • Develop skills and confidence in the articulation of a range of understandings of the Christian gospel and conversion

Class Details:

Wednesday mornings from
9:00-12:00pm, starting March 4

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

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www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts March 5

MINS1201 | Interpreting the New Testament

The unit gives an introduction to contemporary interpretation of the New Testament by reading it as a collection of different kinds of literature and by exploring the historical, cultural and social backgrounds of the New Testament writings. It introduces some methods used in the exegesis of biblical texts and explores some of the issues surrounding the application of the ancient writings to contemporary contexts. A series of incremental topics will be covered during the semester, presenting both an overview of the literature and specific study of representative sections of biblical material. The modules will include the Gospels and Acts, Pauline Writings, Other Christian approaches to the Judaic heritage (Hebrews, James, and Revelation) and Issues of canon and authority.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Read the various writings of the New Testament and interpret them according to their original contexts.
  • Encounter the methods of biblical interpretation and describe their use and limitations.
  • Explore ways of drawing contemporary relevance from specified texts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate, discuss and present orally the issues raised.

Class Details:

Wednesday afternoons from
1:00-3:45pm, starting March 4

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

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www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts March 4

MINS1304 | Introduction to Christian Thought

This unit introduces students to the study of theology at an introductory level.  It outlines the content and method of Christian theology and explores the roles of Scripture and tradition in theological discourse through historical developments and in the present day.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify the history and scope of theological discourse
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically engage with contemporary approaches to Christian theology
  • Students will be able to outline and describe the importance of theological doctrine to ministry practice.

Class Details:

Wednesday nights from
6:00-9:00pm, starting March 4

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

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www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts March 4

MINS2325 | Christian Story B

This unit introduces the student to the social, political and cultural milieu of pre-Reformation Europe and examines their contribution to the 16th century reformations. It will consider some of the leading figures in the reforms as well as those less dominant people and groups. A selection of their writings and other documents of the reformation will be discussed. The unit will examine some of the important issues, theologies and practices that arose from the Reformation; and how they continue to inform our understandings of the church today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify some of the key religious, political and sociological processes that enabled the reformations of the 16th century to unfold.
  • Examine the shifts and developments that have occurred during the 16th century in the understanding of the life and ordering of the church; in sacramental theology and practice.
  • Critically examine the work of the mission movements that contributed to the expanse of Christianity around the globe and examine the implications of a shift in the world church to the global south.
  • Articulate the implications of church history from the time of the Reformation in ministry and mission today.

Class Details:

Thursday afternoons from
1:00 – 3:45pm, starting March 5

Location:
Lakeside Lounge, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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