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MA Mission (Evangelism in the 21st Century (ETC))

MA, Diploma or Certificate (part time)

The programme in Evangelism for the 21st Century is for people who want to think seriously and deeply about the practice of mission and evangelism in our contemporary culture through biblical, historical and theological studies. It is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in the ministry of Christian evangelism and the missionary shape of the Church. The aim of the course is to equip persons for the intellectual and practical challenges of mission and evangelism facing the Church today through the discipline of postgraduate level study and personal research. If you are looking for a course that will go wide in its grasp of the subject, deep into some key themes, and will prepare you for the challenges of our day, then this is the course for you!

Course details

There are two main units of study which cover a range of themes:

ETC1: Theological and Historical Foundations

Main themes include:

  • biblical perspectives on evangelism
  • theology of evangelism
  • theology of conversion
  • reformation and the gospel
  • historical approaches to evangelism
  • relationship between evangelism and apologetics
  • aesthetics of evangelism
  • evangelism in contemporary culture.

ETC2: Contemporary Contexts and Practices

Main themes include:

  • mission, evangelism, proclamation: terminological distinctions
  • 'form' and 'content' in evangelism
  • the role of the church in evangelism
  • evangelism in contemporary Western contexts
  • contemporary data on religious belief
  • practical reflection on contextual evangelism
  • contemporary challenges in evangelism and apologetics.

Students who successfully complete these units will obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Evangelism). Students wishing to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Mission (Evangelism) should take these units and two other units from the programme, plus a dissertation for the MA.

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