School of Journalism

Communicate Truth. Honour God. Engage Response.

Training Overview

Using journalism to communicate truth to the nations.


Start date: 12 January, 2020
End date: 27 June, 2020.


Lecture: $3,580 AUD
Outreach: $3,000-5,000 AUD

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Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

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A successfully completed Discipleship Training School.

The Lecture Phase

To train and equip godly communicators with the skills of journalism so as to engage readers with God’s truth.

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.

What you'll experience during the lecture phase.

Exploring God’s Heart for Journalism

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.

Collaborative Workshops

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.

Topics & Speakers

Week 1.

Who is the Journalist?

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Week 2.

God the Creator and Communicator

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Week 3.

Worldview and Communication

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Week 6.

Creative Non-Fiction Forms

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Week 7.

Story Formation

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Week 10.

Spiritual Warfare

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Week 11.

Platforms of Communication and Media

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Week 12.

Editing and Workshops

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Outreach Phase

Use journalism to go make God known in the nations!

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.

Mission experiences during the outreach phase.

Growing in Audience Engagement

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.

Capturing the Stories of the Nations

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!

Making Him Known

Journalism is an incredible opportunity for evangelism as we listen to people's stories and connect with people.

Meet the Staff

program: School of Journalism

ID: 237

Caitlin F.

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