Master of Missional Leadership (standard pathway)
1.5Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
6Max Years Part Time
The Master of Missional Leadership course is aimed at:
i) broadening and deepening Missional Leadership ministry concepts and practice; and/or
ii) providing opportunities for continuing professional and vocational development in missional leadership after the completion of a first degree.
It is a course of study for ministry practitioners who already have some professional experience or for initial professional development. The course is an introduction to action learning principles applied in the context of the practitioner.
48 credit points over 1.5 years (F/T)
- 6 cps Missional Spirituality (EM723-6)
- 6 cps Missional Leadership (PC771-6 or PC743-6)
- 6 cps Missional Hermeneutics (EM721-6)
- 6 cps Cultural Exegesis (EM722-6)
- 12 credit points in EM and/or PC and/or DM and/or PE elective units
- 12 credit point Ministry and Practice Project of 16,000 words (EM796/DM796/PC796)
- 18 credit points in EM and/or PC and/or DM and/or PE elective units
- 6 credit point Ministry and Practice individual study unit of 8,000 words (EM783/DM783/PC783)
Units in this course are completed at 700 level.
Notice of changing course
This page reflects the current course structure. This course is changing in 2020. From 1/1/2020, the course will require 12cps (“36cps” in new 2020 credit point structure) of units at Level 9.
- All projects and capstone units completed prior to the end of 2019 at 600 level are deemed equivalent to Level 9.
- All new and continuing students are hereby advised that the course structure is changing as outlined above. All students who continue into 2020 and beyond will need to complete 12cps (“36cps” in 2020 credit point structure) at Level 9 or the remainder of the credit points required for their course at level 9, whichever is lower.
Bachelor level degree + minimum 1 year FT equivalent higher education award in Theology or Ministry
ACT BMin or BTh or equivalent
Language Qualifications for NESB:
IELTS 7.0 overall with minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking
Mature Age Entry:
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrate up to date specialised knowledge and understanding of Missional Leadership in the fields of Ministry and Practice, including spiritual, ministerial, and ethical implications.
- Discuss the research principles and methods used in the fields of Ministry and Practice (especially as they relate to missional leadership and praxis)
Inquiry and Analysis
- Utilise and reflect upon prior knowledge and experience, and use and reflect critically on current specialised Ministerial and Missional knowledge, ideas, and practice.
Problem Solving and Integration
- Integrate and synthesize learning and knowledge from a wider range of sources and contexts in the investigation of specialised problems and issues in Ministerial and Missional scholarship and practice.
- Plan and execute a research project by asking questions and identifying problems and using appropriate ministerial and missional research principles and methods.
- Present specialised Ministerial and Missional ideas, knowledge, and principles to engage with professional as well as nonprofessional audiences using a variety of formats.
Teamwork and Professional Practice
- As a leader and in groups, apply specialised Ministerial and Missional understandings in formal ministry contexts and the wider community.
Engagement with the World
- Bring enhanced professional and vocational capacity to engage with the challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world.
Continuing Learning and Development
- Demonstrate readiness for research at a higher level in capacity for wide reading, analytical rigour and independent thinking.
$9,120 per semester for full-time (16cp) domestic students. For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
The Academic Board has approved that individual core units outlined in this qualification may be replaced by units deemed equivalent by the Coursework Unit Review Panel to make an equivalent contribution to the course learning outcomes (Academic Board, November 2017).
- Ability to negotiate successfully the content and demands of a number of units in a specialised field of study in which theological insights are brought to bear upon the graduates ministry context.
- Demonstration of knowledge and competence of skills in the analysis of texts and ideas, and issues in practical ministry.
- Demonstration of wide reading, intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour at early postgraduate level such that the potential for research at masters level is emerging.