Master of Missional Leadership
2Years Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
Course code: MML20
8Max Years Part Time
Cricos code: 097030C
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.
192 credit points over 2 years (F/T)
48cps Level 8 units:
- 24cps from the following units: OT001-812, OT002-812, OT003-812, BB001-812, BB002-812, BB003-812, NT001-812, NT002-812, NT003-812
- 12cps in CH / TH units at Level 8
- 12cps units at Level 8 from BB / OT / NT / TH / CH
Level 8-9 units:
- 12cps Missional Spirituality; or Spirituality for Christian Ministry
- 12cps Missional Leadership in the 21st Century; or Leadership in Global Contexts
- 12cps Missional Hermeneutics
- 12cps Cultural Exegesis
- EM Project or advanced independent reading unit:
- 12cps Level 9 Project in EM (EM200-912); OR
- 24cps Level 9 Project in EM (EM200-924); OR
- 36cps Level 9 Project in EM (EM200-936); OR
- a 12cps advanced independent reading unit in Missional Leadership (EM201-912)
- 36cps elective units from the fields of EM / PC / DE / PE
Level 8-9 electives:
- Between 24-48 cps elective units.
Units in this course are completed at Level 8 and above, including at least 60cps at Level 9.
- Graduates of an ACT BMin or BTh or equivalent are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 48cps, with the remainder of the course to be completed at Level 8-9. Candidature periods will be reduced according to the volume of advanced standing granted.
- Graduates of an AQF level 8 or 9 award in Ministry or Theology are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 96cps based on volume of the studies in the previous award, with the remainder of the course to be completed at Level 8-9. Candidature periods will be reduced according to the volume of advanced standing granted.
Academic Qualifications: Completed 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students at selected delivery locations. See here for more information.
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.
$10,080 per semester for full-time (48cp) domestic students (2021 course fees and credit points).
For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Maximum concurrent enrolment load: 60cps
- There is a pre-requisite for Level 9 units: 48cps Level 8
- In October 2017, the Academic Board approved that individual compulsory units Missional Spirituality, Missional Leadership, Missional Hermeneutics, Cultural Exegesis may be replaced by units deemed to be making equivalent contributions to the Course Learning Outcomes by the Coursework Committee.
- 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.
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