Luke-Acts is the two-volume work which tracks the
movement from the ministry of Jesus through to the early church (and beyond!).
Obviously this text is therefore of great significance in the New Testament
(even if just in regards to the size of the combined volumes), and has been
used by Pentecostals for over a century in our quest for recovering a truly
biblical faith. This unit examines the narrative of Luke-Acts in a way that
holds together the historical and theological foci, and seeks to equip you with
a solid reading strategy for approaching these remarkable texts.
This subject sets out dimensions of worldview specifically related to Pentecostal churches, and seeks to support and encourage an orientation to the Holy Spirit that is central to Pentecostal history. It provides the skills necessary to model and teach this spiritual orientation to the church and society.
At the beginning of the bible, we find the Genesis (the first of the Pentateuch). This book is essential for understanding our faith today. For ancient Israel it described their origins, creation stories, and ancestors. Similarly for us as Christians, our salvation-story is framed by the people, images and stories found in the Genesis. In this subject we will explore these foundational themes of creation, faith, salvation, covenant, and patriarchs such as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. It will also survey how the Genesis sets the stage for what follows in the rest of the biblical canon.
The Corinthian Correspondence is a fascinating exchange between the Apostle Paul and the troubled church in Corinth, and is a worthwhile study for those who are interested in Paul’s role as pastor and apostle. Addressing a variety of ethical and theological issues, such as sexual sin, drunkenness, Christians taking each other to court, dissatisfaction with style of leadership and much more
This subject describes the skills necessary for identifying potential leaders and developing their leadership skills and gifts. While also encouraging students to develop skills and strategies, based on Biblical principles, in their own leadership to be able to successfully lead other leaders in their church or other organisation.
This subject introduces the introductory leadership skills necessary for exercising leadership and influence in various contexts and using various theories and approaches. It recognises that organisational leadership begins with vision, is exercised utilising various styles, and entails the mentoring of individuals and groups.
This subject provides students with the foundational skills of interpreting the Old Testament Scriptures, and communicating their content and values. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.