Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia THL230 (Bachelor of Theology) and THL486 (Graduate Diploma of Theology, Master of Arts (Public and Contextual Theology)) is being taught at United Theological College in 2017 on Tuesday mornings in Session 1 by Fie Marino.
This subject explores methods and selected themes relating to the practice of Cross Cultural Ministry in the Australian context. It assesses issues relating to understanding and appreciating the challenges and opportunities which arise in multicultural and cross cultural ministry settings. It enables students to become more familiar with critical issues relating to ministry and mission in multicultural contexts, with both theoretical understanding of cross cultural dynamics and practical skills in cross cultural relationships.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a range of cross cultural issues;
- be able to evaluate critically a range of models for doing cross cultural theology;
- be able to articulate and analyse critically the role of ministry in building inclusive communities;
- be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing Australia as a nation of cultural and ethnic diversity;
- be able to articulate and evaluate critically the understanding and practice of multicultural ministry within the Australian churches;
- be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including research, writing and communication skills.
The subject will cover the following topics:
- The cross cultural imperative in contemporary Australian society;
- The changing cross cultural context of local neighbourhoods;
- Developing multicultural congregations in Australia;
- Models of cross cultural Ministry in the Australian churches;
- Cross cultural worship in Australia;
- Cross cultural pastoral care in Australia;
- Conflict Resolution and cross cultural dynamics;
- Funerals in cross cultural settings;
- Cross cultural readings of the Hebrew Bible;
- Cross cultural readings of the New Testament; and
- Developing a cross cultural Theology for the practice of Ministry in contemporary Australian society.