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2020 BIBLE & THEOLOGY INTENSIVES & SEMI 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.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, alternate arrangements have been made for our Winter Intensives (now Winter School Online).
Details of Semester 2 units will be made available soon.


  • UNDERSTANDING INTENSIVES (click for more information)

    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% of course content will normally be delivered online prior to the 4-5 on-campus days.
    • Blended Intensives - Blended Intensives are units with a mixture of both online and on-campus learning e.g. specific online course content modules are to be completed before and/or after the 2-3 days of on-campus delivery.
    • Semi-Intensives - Semi-Intensives are units which normally have 5 on-campus days with face-to-face delivery spread out over the semester with some online support materials. 
    • Year-Long Semi-Intensives - Our two year-long semi-intensives are both certificates designed to train people for specific ministries - Church Planting, Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry. 
    • Regional Hub Intensives - one intensive unit is delivered each semester through each of our regional hubs in Orange & Wagga Wagga

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

For information on the new 2020 ACT Course Codes and Levels, please see Moodle

 

Winter School Online 2020

As the world enters “our winter of disconnect,” why not use the time to become more connected with God, his word, and his people? Morling College is excited to offer Winter School Online, featuring live, interactive video lectures, as well as self-paced online study options, designed to kick-start your college adventure or help you get ahead in your existing course. Choose from a selection of units from the New Testament, Old Testament, Theology, and Ministry.

You can study for academic credit as part of an Australian College of Theology award (standard unit fees apply) - or just attend our live-streamed classes as a more edifying alternative to Netflix!

Classes start from May 11 and conclude by July 17.

  • Jesus & the Gospels (NT001-512/712)
    Livestream: Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm OR Fully Self-Paced Online 

    Unit Codes: NT001-512 / NT001-712
    Delivery: Livestream (live interactive video lectures - Wednesday evenings) OR Self-paced Online
    Lecturer: Dr Tim MacBride

    Gain a deeper understanding of the four Gospels and how they present the person and ministry of Jesus within the much bigger story of God and his people. Be challenged to proclaim and demonstrate God’s rule on earth as we await Jesus’ return.

    Dr. Tim MacBride has taught New Testament and Preaching at Morling for the past 12 years, and is the author of Catching the Wave: Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric (IVP, 2016) and To Aliens and Exiles: Preaching the New Testament as Minority Group Rhetoric in a Post-Christendom World, to be published later this year. Tim attends Narwee Baptist Church, where he was a member of the pastoral team until 2010.

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

  • Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH005-512/712)
    Livestream: Mondays 7pm-9:30pm OR Fully Self-Paced Online

    Unit Code: TH005-512 / TH005-712
    Delivery: Livestream (live interactive video lectures - Monday evenings) OR Self-paced Online
    Lecturers: Dr Matt Andrew and Dr David Starling

    Know what you believe and why you believe it: this overview unit introduces some of the key doctrines of the Christian faith and equips you with the tools to read and study in the area of systematic theology.

    Dr. Matt Andrew has been teaching at Morling College since 2013 in the area of Bible and theology, with a specialisation in systematic and philosophical theology. His areas of interest include the doctrine of God, Christology, Thomist theology, Reformed theology, (neo) Platonism and aesthetics.

    Dr David Starling joined the faculty at Morling College in 2005, having previously served as a pastor in Sydney’s Inner West. He is the author or editor of half a dozen books on New Testament, theology and hermeneutics, including Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship (Baker, 2016), Revelation and Reason in Christian Theology (Lexham, 2018) and Theology and the Future: Evangelical Assertions and Explorations (T&T Clark, 2014).

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

  • Pastor's Growth & Development (DM008-712/812) Capstone (DM205-912)
    Livestream: Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm

    Unit Code: DM008-712 / DM008-812 / DM205-912
    Delivery: Livestream (live interactive video lectures - Wednesday mornings)
    Lecturer: Dr Keith Mitchell

    Discover how developing your interiority and exteriority in the most appropriate manner will impact effectiveness and sustainability in pastoral ministry. This unit equips people for success in pastoral ministry over both the short and long terms.

    Dr. Keith Mitchell is an educator who has lived and breathed pastoral ministry for over 20 years. Alongside his own research regarding pastoral ministry, he has discovered that the key to a pastor’s effectiveness and longevity is more than just attending another conference, saying another prayer, or reading another book.

    Prerequisites: 96 credit points of study, including 36 credit points at AQF level 6.
    Note that capstone students should enrol in DM205-912.
    This subject will also be available as a fully online unit in semester two.

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

  • Synoptic Gospels (NT008-612/712/812)
    Fully Self-Paced Online 

    Unit Code: NT008-612 / NT008-712 / NT008-812
    Delivery: Fully Self-Paced Online
    Lecturer: Rev Adian Luke

    Following on from Jesus and the Gospels, go deeper into the Synoptic Gospels, exploring issues of composition, historical reliability, and theological emphases. The focus of the unit is the text of Matthew’s Gospel, through which you will engage with the nature of God’s kingdom and what it means for us to make disciples.

    Rev. Aidan Luke is a postgraduate research fellow at Morling College and serves as the pastor of Mudgee Baptist Church. His doctoral research is on the gospel of Luke, with a focus on the nature of divine and human joy. 

    Pre/Corequisites: NT001 (Jesus & the Gospels)

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

  • Post-Exilic Prophets (OT030-612/712/812)
    Fully Self-Paced Online

    Unit Code: OT030-612 / OTO030-712 / OT030-812
    Delivery: Fully Self-Paced Online
    Lecturer: Dr Anthony Petterson

    Encounter perhaps some of the least familiar writings of the Old Testament: Haggai’s call to rebuild God’s temple and Malachi’s critique of Israel’s covenant unfaithfulness, along with Zechariah (the focus of this unit) and his prophecies and visions of the coming king.

    Dr. Anthony Petterson has taught Old Testament at Morling for the past 14 years. He has written a commentary on Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (IVP, 2015), as well as the notes on Haggai and Zechariah for the NIV Zondervan Study Bible.

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

  • Christian Worship (PC004-512/712)
    Fully Self-Paced Online

    Unit Code: PC004-512 / PC004-712
    Delivery: Fully Self-Paced Online
    Lecturer: Dr Keith Mitchell

    When the music fades, and all is stripped away… This timely online-only unit will challenge and engage you to think more creatively about the role and form of Christian worship, particularly when we are unable to gather together in person as the people of God. The ways in which we are having to reinvent how we ‘do church’ may indeed have a positive impact for years to come.

    Dr. Keith Mitchell has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years leading and facilitating gatherings of Christian worship expression. As a senior practical theologian, Keith will assist you to develop useful wisdom and insight regarding appropriate worship expression in this fast-changing world.

    Enrolment Due Date: 8 May 2020
    Unit Start Date: 11 May 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 11 May 2020
    Census Date: 19 June 2020
    Unit End Date: 30 August 2020

     

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Semester 1, 2020 - Semi-Intensives & Blended Intensives

  • Missional Leadership (PC071-812/912)

    Unit Code: PC071-812 / PC071-912
    Delivery Mode: Semi-Intensive 
    On-Campus Days: 2 March, 23 March, 6 April, 4 May

    Morling has an enviable reputation for delivery of cutting-edge leadership theory and practice Units. Designed and delivered by acknowledged leaders in their field, our leadership Units will equip you for ministry and mission in a variety of leadership contexts, both in Australia and overseas.

    The challenges raised by the missional church discussion call for a new kind of leader and a new approach to leadership. This unit will reintroduce the basics of the missional paradigm to students and then explore the distinguishing contours of a distinctly missional leadership. Major attention will centre on three necessary shifts:

    • the shift from an internal to an external focus;
    • the shift from program delivery to people development as a central activity of the missional church; and
    • the shift from traditional church-based leadership to apostolic-era leadership. 

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 12 June 2020

  • Missional Spirituality (EM023-812/912)

  • Unit Code: EM023-812 / EM023-912
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 20 February, 12 March, 9 April, 30 April, 21 May

    We hear a lot of talk today about what it means to "be missional". However without missional formation, the church will never become missional. Often but not always, Christian spirituality is perceived as inward, disembodied, withdrawing from the world and even self-absorbed. But authentic missional spirituality focuses on formation of God’s people for the sake of the world.

    In this subject we will explore Christian traditions from the past, such as Celtic and monastic spiritualities, which will inform our formation as well as contemporary writers in this relatively new field. We will also look at the missional spirituality of Jesus and how Scripture informs our missional spirituality. Students will be encouraged to engage in missional disciplines throughout the subject so that theory is applied in the lived experience of the student.

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 28 May 2020

  • Bio-Ethics (PE019-712/812/912) Blended Intensive (Online modules + 2 day compulsory April intensive)

    Lecturer: Andrew Sloane

    Unit Code: PE019-712 / PE019-812 / PE019-912 / INO03-712 / INO03-812 / INO03-912
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 3-4 April 2020

    This unit addresses a number of issues that we, as Christians, have to confront in the society that we now find ourselves in. Everyday issues, that most of us will face at some point in time, either personally for ourselves, or for someone that we love. Issues like:

    • "What kind of care do we provide for those that we love, particularly what does care look like at the end of someone's life?" 
    • "Conception, contraception, and when is it appropriate, if at all, to intervene in the process of bringing a human life into being?"

    and other less-everyday issues like the increasingly rapidly evolving medical technology around us - medical interventions for treatment of diseases, or extending human capacities, and the impact (and even appropriateness) of these on our society. 

    And as we look at issues like these, students will explore not only the surface questions, but also the underlying theological and philosophical quandries these bring to bear. Are there theological understandings we need to consider? Are there Biblical texts we need to examine, and re-examine? Are there ways of looking at and understanding the world, that we need to come to grips with, in order to understand the questions that society is posing to us, as Christians, and for us to be able to formulate helpful responses to them?

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 12 June 2020

2020 Year-Long Semi-Intensives

Our two year long semi-intensives are both certificates designed to train people for specific ministries - Church Planting, Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry.

  • SENT Church Planting (PC030-612/712/812)

    Unit Codes: PC030-612 / PC030-712 / PC030-812
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: TBC

    SENT is Morling’s internal Church Planting Certificate. As a one-year part-time experience pioneering church planting leaders will be equipped to take the gospel to the world. SENT is for anyone who isn’t simply interested in “content download” but wants to be trained in an environment where practical application, relevant experience, and formation are crucial for learning. You will have the opportunity to connect with other church planters who have a dream for planting, as well as be trained by some of our best practitioners and theoreticians inside and outside of our denomination.

    For more information about SENT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: TBC
    Unit Start Date: TBC 
    Admin Date
    : TBC
    Census Date: TBC
    Withdrawal Date: TBC
    Unit End Date: TBC

  • IMPACT Children's or Youth Ministry Certificate (PC044-612/712/812)

    Steve Dixon

    Unit Codes: PC044-612 / PC044-712 / PC044-812
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: (see below for dates for each stream)

    Children's Ministry:

    • 4 March 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 21 May 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 26 August 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • Attend Activate Children’s Ministry Leadership Conference or Family Connect Day

    Youth Ministry:

    • 4 March 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 21 May 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 26 August 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • Attend BYM State Conference

    “Impact” is a one year course designed to help equip you for ministry with children or teenagers, by exploring different approaches to ministry, Australian culture, healthy personal practices and effective programming. You will also get connected with practitioners from across NSW and ACT. Impact builds on your involvement with your local church, by helping to build good theory upon which to develop your approach, through engaging with guided readings, and a network of practitioners you can learn from.

    For more information about IMPACT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 17 February 2020
    Admin Date: 17 February 2020
    Census Date: 17 April 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 29 July 2020
    Unit End Date: 13 November 2020


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.

For more information

Have questions about this program or how to enrol? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you get started. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

UNDERGRADUATE INTENSIVES

Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Christian Studies, and Associative Degree in Theology.

GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE INTENSIVES

Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following graduate degrees: Graduate Diploma of Divinity, Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies, and Master of Divinity.

ACT REGULATIONS

The ACT limits the number of units which may be studied in intensive mode for undergraduate and graduate awards. All students should check the regulations for the award in which they are enrolled.

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 in MRC should be booked by email: accommodation@morling.edu.au or Phone: 02 8458 2320.

Students must book accommodation at least two weeks before the starting date of their booking for their accommodation to be guaranteed. Bookings less than two weeks before the start date may incur significant additional costs.

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