Communicating the Kingdom
Start date: 7 July, 2019
End date: 21 December, 2019.
The lecture phase cost is AUD $3960. There will be a field assignment offered after the lecture phase. The field assignment cost will vary according to location and program, generally between AUD $3,000-5,000.
This course is not currently recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
A successfully completed Discipleship Training School.
This training program will give you essential foundations for biblical communication. Through teaching, discussion, and many opportunities to put into practice what you are learning - you can learn new communication skills and strengthen those you already have.
Therefore, it will increase your skill and confidence in speaking, writing and listening. The school will also equip you to prepare and deliver messages to a variety of audiences.
So often we know what we believe, but struggle to communicate it well, and as a result, we don't communicate in a relevant way. During the school, we will have debates and discussions over issues like euthanasia, abortion, purity and more. We will watch videos and welcome speakers to bring context and input into topics currently in the public eye.
Throughout the school, we want to focus on giving you practical skills and tools that you can take away and use. We will create media items that will be used with further projects. In addition, you will learn how to design,create and work in a team context.
John the Baptist came to prepare the way for Jesus. As communicators, we have this same opportunity - to prepare the way for others to hear the message of the Kingdom. We will learn what it means to fear the Lord in our communication, how to honour and encourage and use our words to inspire, to motivate and to be a tool for transformation.
Outreach will give us many opportunities to do public speaking, presentations on prevention and advocacy, and evangelism and teaching.
We will work with the local church and NGO's that are working in similar areas to our focus. You will definitely get to taste the great food and experience their culture first hand.
One of the main features of the outreach component will be doing research, outreach, presentations and collecting video and photo footage whilst overseas. Our aim is to then create and produce a variety of communication tools that we can use and distribute.