Bible & Theology
Winter Intensives

At Morling, our mission is to equip men and women with the knowledge that they need to serve God in many different roles: pastoral ministry, in the work place, Christian education, missions work, counselling, and chaplaincy. We also recognise that it is often difficult to stop working in order to pursue further study.  In order to accommodate students who cannot attend weekly lectures, Morling has established a study program across the summer and winter breaks, and Intensive Study Units during semesters 1 and 2.

Click HERE for help with how to enrol for our Intensives.

Understanding Intensives

Intensives are designed to deliver the face-to-face teaching, necessary for skills development, in a short period of time, while utilising online learning for the remainder of the course material. Normally, intensive units will include online learning components designed to be completed prior to the face-to-face intensive days, so please take note of the start date for each intensive. There are three different types of intensives:

  • Intensives - Intensives are units which are delivered primarily on-campus (face-to-face delivery). Students should be aware that approx 20-50% of course content will normally be delivered online prior to the on-campus days.  
  • Semi-Intensives - Semi-Intensives are units which normally have 4-5 on-campus days with face-to-face delivery spread out over the semester with some online support materials.  

2024 Winter Intensives

Delivery: Winter Intensive (pre-intensive reading PLUS 5 days of on-campus/livestream semi-intensive classes)
Study Modes Available: On-Campus (Sydney) or Livestream
Unit Start & End Dates:  10 June - 25 Oct 2024 | (late enrolments only available via consultation with the Unit Coordinator)
On-Campus Semi-Intensive Dates: 8-10 July, 29 Aug, 26 Sept 2024 (5 days)
Lecturer: Anthony Petterson

The Eighth Century Prophets are Hosea, Amos, Micah, and Isaiah and the focus of this unit is on the books of Hosea and Amos. This unit seeks to understand the message of these prophets in their historical and literary contexts and see how the issues that they address are contemporary.

The Eighth Century Prophets challenge us to worship God, not just by singing and going to church, but by treating one another properly – for instance, being honest and fair in business, not worshipping money and possessions, and looking after the poor and vulnerable. They call on us to serve others rather than using others to serve us. They ask us to think about God’s character as merciful and just and point us to the person and work of Jesus.

Find more unit details (including Pre-Requisite, Co-Requisite and Excluded Unit requirements) here.

Delivery: Preaching Conference Intensive plus intensive days
Study Modes Available: On-Campus (Sydney)
Unit Start & End Dates: Online pre-intensive component (20%) starts 27 May 2024 (late enrolments only available via consultation with the Unit Coordinator) | End Date: 18 Oct 2024
Conference Dates: 24-27 June 2024
Lecturer: Marc Rader & Alison Gerber

This intensive unit is held in conjunction with the Preaching Conference (June 24, 2024) and will be co-taught by Alison Gerber and Marc Rader. The focus is on the practices that facilitate authenticity in preaching in an age of increasing artificiality.

Students will engage generative AI with an eye to using these powerful tools in ways that enhance trust in their congregations. There will also be an emphasis on practices and methodologies that can be adopted by preachers to increase authenticity.

Find more unit details (including Pre-Requisite, Co-Requisite and Excluded Unit requirements) here.

How to Enrol

Existing ACT/Morling Students (studying for credit):

Enrol ONLINE here

New Students (studying for credit):

Before enrolling in any of our units for credit, new students will need to complete the Student Application process. We strongly encourage you to contact us early, to discuss your study options and eligibility. Use one of the forms on this page to apply now as either a full-time or part-time student. 

Casual / Audit (non-credit)

Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit, but does not want to complete assessment tasks or gain credit towards an award. You can download the Casual Enrolment Form here.

Important Information

how do Intensives Work?

Intensives are lectures given as a series over several consecutive days (generally a one-week period). Semi-intensives run over several non-consecutive days, spread over several weeks (for example, a series of Mondays). Each intensive unit is run differently, so it is important that you contact Morling College for information on when the intensives are scheduled, the prior reading requirements, and how frequently the unit is offered.

Because of the fast-paced nature of intensive units, we strongly recommend that you enquire with a faculty member of Morling if you are interested in attending these classes.


The benefits of Intensive Units

Many students at Morling are working professionals with families, commitments and a busy schedule. We understand that making time each week to attend lectures can be difficult. Intensive Units provide a way for students to gain the same quality of education at a pace that works around your busy schedule.

On campus accommodation during Intensives

Casual accommodation is often available in Morling Residential College and can be booked through the Casual Bookings Website. Any enquiries regarding accommodation can be by email: or Phone: 02 8458 2320.