Plan your study
for Semester 2, 2019.

Classes begin July 29.

Semester Two at Newlife College

If you or someone you know is interested in developing personal skills and a greater understanding of the scriptures and who Jesus really is, we have classes at Newlife College specifically for you this coming semester. We hope one of these classes will help you develop ‘more people more like Jesus.’

We have four classes on offer this semester: Interpreting the Old Testament, Introduction to Formation for Ministry, Reading Cultures, Introduction to Christian Leadership and God, Gender, Sexuality and the Church.

To help you find out more, we’d love to invite you to join us for our Open Day, where you will hear all about the subjects offered, their content and how you will be supported during your studies. Open Day is on Sunday 7 July at 11:30am at Newlife Church, 4 Greenwich Crt, Robina. Light refreshments will be provided so please register at http://church.nu/events/ or contact us today.

Ps. Brenden Burgess
Principal – Newlife College

Semester Two Classes

Starting 31 July

INTRODUCTION TO FORMATION FOR MINISTRY

Designed to introduce students to the nature of Christian formation, this unit will allow students to identify ways in which this might apply to their own formation, as well as the opportunity to articulate a vocational statement for understanding their role in ministry.

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Starting 1 August

INTRODUCTION TO
CHRISTIAN
LEADERSHIP

This 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.

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Starting 31 July

INTERPRETING THE
OLD TESTAMENT

An introduction to the contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament by reading it as a collection of diverse writings and by exploring its varied backgrounds. It introduces methods used in the exegesis of biblical texts and explores some the issues surrounding their application.

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Starting 1 August

GOD, GENDER, SEXUALITY & THE CHURCH

The most pressing issue for the church over the next decade may be its understanding and relationship to gender and sexuality. This course will bring a helpful perspective for thoughtful Christian understanding.

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Starts 31 July

INTRODUCTION TO FORMATION FOR MINISTRY

This unit is designed to introduce and orientate students to the nature of Christian formation, with particular application to their progress through the unit. Students will undertake a self-assessment of their own learning style; formulate personal learning goals and strategies in response; develop a base line description of understanding their identity in relation to taking on a professional role in ministry, and in relation to their faith and life; create a statement of vocation, develop a commitment to the ethical guidelines for ministry practice. It will also provide an overview of selected practices of Christian formation, both individual and communal, and allow students to identify ways in which this might apply to their own formation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an awareness of personal learning style
  • Ability to articulate ethical frameworks for ministry practice
  • Acquire skills in engaging in formational group process
  • Gain skills for dialogue and discussion using contemporary technologies
  • Identify various practices for Christian formation and their implications for individual practice
  • Engage in a specific spiritual practice for the duration of the unit

Class Details:

Thursday afternoons from
1:00-3:45pm, starting 31 July

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

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts 1 August

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 roles.
  • 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.
  • Critically reflect on personal experiences in leadership.
  • Evaluate the culture and dynamics of a given organisation.

Class Details:

Thursday nights from
6:00-9:00pm, starting 1 August

Location:
River Wing, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

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Starts 31 July

INTERPRETING THE OLD TESTAMENT

This unit gives an introduction to the contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament by reading it as a collection of diverse writings and by exploring its varied historical, cultural and social backgrounds. It introduces some methods used in the exegesis of biblical texts, and explores some the issues surrounding the application of the ancient writings to contemporary contexts. A series of discrete but incremental topics will be covered throughout the semester presenting both an overview of the literature and specific study of representative sections of biblical material. The modules will include the Pentateuch, Deuteronomistic History, Prophets, and Psalms and may include selections from other writings.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Read and interpret a selection of writings from the Old Testament according to their original contexts.
  • Encounter methods of biblical interpretation and describe their use and limitations.
  • Explore ways of drawing contemporary relevance from the ancient writings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate, discuss and present the issues raised.

Class Details:

Wednesday afternoons from
1:00-3:45pm, starting 31 July

Location:
River Wing, Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Crt, Robina QLD 4226

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

Apply Now

Starts 1 August

GOD, GENDER, SEXUALITY & THE CHURCH

The most pressing issue for the church over the next decade may be its understanding and
relationship to gender and sexuality. This course will bring a helpful perspective for
thoughtful Christian understanding. This class will present a constructive dialogue between the views of those who differ on ethical and theological matters and maintain a respectful and humanising posture toward each view.

Topics will include sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the
nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-
sex marriage; the problems of sexual minorities and new arguments for marriage and for
chastity. This course will offer a balanced introduction to theological inquiry, which is
contemporary, undogmatic, questioning and relevant to a thoughtful Christian’s education for
ministry.

Class Details:

Wednesday nights from
6:00-9:00pm, starting 2 August

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

Register online:
www.newlifecollege.nu/apply

Apply Now

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