Introduction to Church Planting

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 175

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit begins by examining the biblical roots of church planting, some of the theological principles that are applicable to this practice and the historical context within which the contemporary church planting movement is set. Further topics include an introduction to strategic reasons for church planting, contemporary models and assessing the suitability of the local context. Attention is given to the skills, characteristics and roles of church planters. The unit examines and reflects theologically on many practical issues involved in the process of church planting, and concludes by drawing on lessons from recent church planting experience, reflecting on missiological and ecclesiological issues and assessing the emergence of different kinds of churches.

Optional for the online pathway.

Aims

To introduce participants to the dynamics of church planting in contemporary culture.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • identify a rationale for planting new churches today and reasons for planting in particular situations
Intellectual skills
  • describe contemporary models of church planting and characteristics of effective church planters
  • reflect critically on missiological and ecclesiological issues
  • assess the emergence of different kinds of churches in recent years
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • outline the questions which a local church that is considering church planting might ask

Assessment:

 

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • An essay

1500 words

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay
  • A learning journal

 2000 words

100%
100% pass / fail
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Introduction to Church Planting

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 175

Credits:

10

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

N/A: online only

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