Everything we do at Vose has a mission focus, but there are a number of specialised units in the Evangelism and Mission department offered on a rotating basis.
EM301-501: Mission Perspectives
Offered: Semester 1 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
This unit is a must for every thinking and practically minded Christian! It will empower and transform your way of thinking about the church, your life and how you can engage your personal, local and global world. It provides an overview of mission from four different perspectives: biblical, cultural, historical, and strategic.
EM408-608: Cross-Cultural Communication
Offered: Semester 1 2017 & 2019
This unit explores the world of how the good news of Jesus is dynamically and interactively communicated between cultures - the biblical culture, one's own culture and "another" culture. It focuses on the necessity for a contemporary analysis of communication theory in this process.
EM410-610: Aid and Development
Offered: Semester 2 2016 & 2018 (intensive)
Students will examine biblical teaching regarding wealth creation and stewardship, explore the reasons for the continuation of poverty, examine biblical principles of justice, compassion and holism and their implications for the work and mission of the local church, and investigate contemporary examples of the church's response to the ongoing oppression and needs of the poor.
EM411-611: Mission in the Urban Context
Offered: Semester 2 2016 and 2018
This unit focuses on Christian mission and ministry in the world's cities. A Biblical basis for urban mission is presented and case studies of effective urban strategies worldwide are examined with particular reference to the place of the church in urban mission.
EM417-617:Spiritual Formation for Cross-Cultural Ministries
Offered: Semester Semester 2 2015, 2017 and 2019
This unit seeks to enable students to engage the key issues and pressures that will be confronted by a person or a family making the transition into cross-cultural ministry and the strategies that can be employed in dealing with them. These include:
- Their sense of call and vocation, developing a dynamic relationship with God in another culture ;
- how to develop meaningful relationships with other team members and nationals;
- Personal and life skills that will enable them to enter and exit their culture of origin and entry including strategies appropriate for a family and its individual members.
EM421-621: Living Faiths
Offered: Semester Semester 1 2016 and 2018
This unit studies the historical roots, beliefs, and practices of three major living faiths in our world today - Animism, Buddhism and Islam. This study is vital for Christians who cross cultures to share their faith. You will learn what they believe and how they see the world. Warning: this units comes rated 'MC' (Mature Christian), and should only be undertaken by students with sufficient spiritual maturity to handle the issues which will inevitably come up.
EM426-626: Church Planting
Offered: Semester Semester 1 2015
This semester we are running a church planting unit, a great opportunity for those of you interested in starting churches here in Australia or overseas. There are so many new ideas, models and strategies for church planting and so this would be a great unit to add to your studies at Vose. Phil Bryant, with many years of experience in church planting, will examine the DNA of missionally effective churches and will help you understand how church planting movements are born and sustained. Please let Lloyd Porter know if you have any questions.
EM490-690: Research Project
Exploring a particular topic that is relevant to theory and practice is an immensely rewarding and satisfying undertaking. It is also vitally important to deepening the knowledge and practice in mission. By researching a project you contribute to both your own journey of mission and contribute to that of others. This unit involved sustained research and is designed to be specific in its focus and relevant to you and your mission interests and/or practice.