Relevant Units

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 2013, 2014 & 2015

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.

EM324-524: Principles of Evangelism

Offered: Semester 2 2014

This unit looks at the topic of personal, church and organisational evangelism. It examines this vital issue through a number of lenses - Biblical, Historical, Strategic, Cultural and Personal.

EM408-608: Cross-Cultural Communication

Offered: Semester 2 2013 & 2015

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.

EM421-621: Living Faiths

Offered: Semester Semester 1 2014

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.

EM417-617:Spiritual Formation for Cross-Cultural Ministries

Offered: Semester 1 2013

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.

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.