Communicate Truth. Honour God. Engage Response.
Start date: 12 January, 2020
End date: 27 June, 2020.
Lecture: $3,580 AUD
Outreach: $3,000-5,000 AUD
Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
A successfully completed Discipleship Training School.
In the first 12 weeks of this course we will grow in our knowledge of God’s desire for journalism, focusing on the character of a Godly writer, identity and biblical worldview, to create a foundation for when we learn the different skills of journalism. As we move towards outreach we will learn the practical techniques within journalism that will foster growth in our ability to write pieces that creatively and effectively reach audiences with truth.
God wants people to know who He is and what He is doing. Grow in your understanding of God’s heart for testimonies impacting the nations, how to communicate with fear of the Lord, and develop your intimacy in relationship with God so as to steward your gifts and passions in communication well.
We learn better together, so we will be doing workshops of the material that we write so we can produce the highest quality pieces. Growing in our ability to edit and produce work collaboratively will help us reach the greatest potential impact on the audience.
The best way to learn to write better, is to do it! We will spend lecture phase practising different forms of journalism, from reporting, to interviewing, to writing feature pieces, while exploring different forms of media that we can use to creatively reach an audience.
Outreach is putting our knowledge and skills from lecture phase to practise. We want to go to different nations to be able to serve, share of who Jesus is and use journalism as a way to create connection. Throughout outreach we will take when we have learned about journalism and work to inform and inspire audiences of what is happening in the lives of individuals, communities, and nations that we interact with.
We want to reach audiences of different demographics, and that takes knowing how to publish and operate on different platforms. We will explore how to be most effective in connecting with readers.
We want to capture testimonies of how God is moving, representing His character, His hope and His love of stories that reveal who He is!
Journalism is an incredible opportunity for evangelism as we listen to people's stories and connect with people.
program: School of Journalism