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INTENSIVES, SUMMER & WINTER SCHOOL

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.

Summer School Online Summer Intensives Semester 1 Intensives Year Long Semi-Intensives


SUMMER SCHOOL ONLINE 2018/19 (26 Nov 2018 - 8th Feb 2019)

Click here for more information about Summer School Online.

  • Introductory Preaching (Blended Delivery) (PC247/447/647i) - with 3 day intensive

    Unit Codes: PC247/447/647i
    Delivery: Blended Delivery Summer Unit 
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 with intensive days and final assessment due in April
    Compulsory Intensive Dates: (16,17,18 January 2019)

    This unit introduces students to various theological and pastoral issues in preaching. It will help students develop basic techniques in exegesis and exposition, and equip them with the skills necessary to begin a preaching ministry.

    Blended delivery includes 2 online modules to be compleded before the intensive, 4 online modules to be completed either before or after the intensive and 3 days on-campus intensive sessions. After the intensive days students will be required to write and deliver two sermons (by April 15th 2019) as the main assessment component for this unit. As this is a field-work unit, you will ideally need to preach these in a congregational or Youth Group setting. In special circumstances the lecturer may be able to approve other delivery arrangements, such as in a home Bible Study group.  

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 January 2019
    Admin Date: 17 January 2019
    Census Date: 14 January 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 19 April 2019
    This unit is counted towards your 2019 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • Jesus & the Gospels (NT201/301/501DS)

    Unit Codes: NT201DS / NT301DS / NT501DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 (10 weeks)

    This is one of two foundational units that form the basis for all further study of the New Testament. Its primary focus is helping students to gain a clear understanding of the ministry of Jesus and of the contents, themes and character of the various canonical Gospel traditions.

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH305/505DS)

    Unit Codes: TH305DS/TH505DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 27 November 2017 – 8 February 2018 (10 weeks)

    This unit is designed to provide a single semester overview of theology , for students who require only ONE unit of Theology for their award (eg Grad.Dip.Div.). It covers the central doctrines of Christian faith, following the outline given in the Creeds.

    EXCLUSIONS: Please note this unit cannot be taken by a student who has completed (or is required to complete) any of the TH401-401 or TH601-604 units

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • Chaplaincy Skills (PC252/452/652DS) - with 2 day intensive

    Unit Codes: PC252/452/652DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online (with Intensive)
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 with intensive days and final assessment due in April (after practical)
    Compulsory Intensive Dates: 22-23 January 

    This unit seeks to introduce students to the basic perspectives and the competencies they will need to work effectively as chaplains. It focuses on chaplaincy skills and practices, especially in the areas of mental health, referrals and holistic care. The emphasis is on what chaplains are expected to know and be able to do in mental health management rather than on the biblical basis and theology of chaplaincy. Students taking this unit will normally have completed a foundation level unit in Pastoral Care. This unit meets the government requirements for Chaplain accreditation.
    Please note that this unit requires 20 hours of practical experience as part of the assessment criteria.

    Census Date: 4 January 2019
    This unit is counted towards your 2019 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • Christianity in History from 1550 (CH202/302/502DS)

    Unit Codes: CH202DS / CH302DS / CH502DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 (10 weeks)

    In this unit, students examine Christianity in history from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. This period includes the Reformation in England and Scotland, Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Pietism and Revivals. The unit also examines issues such as the critical and scientific challenges to faith, the church and social change, the globalisation of Christianity, the church in Nazi Germany and Vatican II. It also introduces students to Christianity in Australian history.

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • The Psalter (OT226DS)

    Unit Codes: OT226DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 (10 weeks)

    This unit will enable students to engage with the theology of the Psalter and the text of particular Psalms. You will be equipped to exegete and theologically reflect on OT poetic texts by way of a detailed study of specific Psalms.

    Pre/co-requistes: 

    OT202 is strongly recommended for students considering enrolling in OT226.

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • Post-Exilic Prophecy - Zechariah (OT443/643DS)

    Unit Codes: OT443/643DS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 (10 weeks)

    This unit covers the post-exilic prophets Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, with a special focus on the book of Zechariah. Students will learn and practice the skills of exegesis, explore the themes of these books, and consider their contemporary application to the church and the world.

    Pre/co-requistes: 

    OT302 (for OT446)

    OT502 (for OT646)

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

  • New Testament Greek (LA004bDS)

    Unit Codes: LA004bDS
    Delivery: Summer School Online
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 (10 weeks)

    This unit forms the second half of New Testament Greek studies. Students will build on the skills they have learned in LA004a, for translation and grammatical analysis of Greek New Testament texts. They will also explore the grammatical and translation issues that influence exegetical work, and the interplay between translation and interpretation.

    Census Date: 17 December 2018
    This unit is counted towards your 2018 study load for the purpose of full-time study load calculations.

SUMMER INTENSIVES 2019

Summer Intensives / Blended Units run on-campus in blocks of up to one week prior to the commencement of Semester 1. These are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time. 

  • Introductory Preaching (PC247/447/647i)

    Tim MacBride

    Unit Codes: PC247/447/647i
    Delivery: Blended Delivery Summer Unit 
    Dates: 26 November 2018 – 8 February 2019 with intensive days and final assessment due in April
    Compulsory Intensive Dates: (16,17,18 January 2019)

    This unit introduces students to various theological and pastoral issues in preaching. It will help students develop basic techniques in exegesis and exposition, and equip them with the skills necessary to begin a preaching ministry.

    Blended delivery includes 2 online modules to be compleded before the intensive, 4 online modules to be completed either before or after the intensive and 3 days on-campus intensive sessions. After the intensive days students will be required to write and deliver two sermons (by April 15th 2019) as the main assessment component for this unit. As this is a field-work unit, you will ideally need to preach these in a congregational or Youth Group setting. In special circumstances the lecturer may be able to approve other delivery arrangements, such as in a home Bible Study group.  

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 January 2019
    Admin Date: 17 January 2019
    Census Date: 14 January 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 19 April 2019

  • Research Methods (RM095/RM091i)

    Ian O'Harae

    Unit Code: RM095/RM091i)
    Delivery: Blended Intensive
    Dates: 29-31 January 

    This Unit introduces students to social scientific research methods, so that they can use them within the framework of Practical Theology in their particular ministry contexts. by introducing students to contemporary approaches to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, with a particular focus on those that are most often used in research in ministry, it provides them with the tools to select and apply a range of methodologies. In doing so, students learn how to formulate a research proposal that evaluates a ministry activity. Students are also introduced to the skills, competencies, and technical methods that are needed to conduct and present research, including identifying a research topic, designing a research process, and obtaining ethics clearances.

    Enrolment Due Date: 11 January 2019
    Admin Date: 30 January 2019
    Census Date: 15 March 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 19 April 2019

  • Old Testament Foundations (OT301/501i)

    Anthony Petterson

    Unit Code: OT301/501i
    Delivery: Blended Intensive
    Dates: 4-6 February

    This Unit gives students an overview of the Pentateuch and historical books. This includes creation, the patriarchs, the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, the exodus, conquest and settlement, the rise of the monarchy and the covenant with David, and concludes with Solomon and the division of the Kingdom. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarity with the contents of the Old Testament itself, which in many cases is read against its Ancient Near Eastern background.

    Enrolment Due Date: 18 January 2019
    Admin Date: 5 February 2019
    Census Date: 15 March 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 1 May 2019

SEMESTER 1, 2019 - INTENSIVES

Intensives are designed to cover the face-to-face material necessary for skills development in a short period of time, and utilise online learning for the remainder of the class material. All intensive units are denoted with an "i" in the unit code.

  • MML Action Research Seminar

    Karina Kreminski

    Delivery: Intensive
    Dates: 27-28 February 

    This is a two day intensive which covers the area of action research methodology for use in projects (insert appropriate project until codes). This is suitable for students who want a practical approach with a theoretical base as they complete the projects for their courses. In this intensive we include methodology, design, process and how to put together a proposal for the ethics committee. This is essential for MML students but also helpful for those who want to do practical research in their fields or contexts.

  • Cultural Exegesis(EM722i)

    Darrell Jackson and Karina Kreminski

    Unit Code: EM722i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    Dates: 4-6 March, 20-21 May

    How do we better relate to our workplace, neighbourhood and society? The first step is to be able to exegete our culture. In the same way that we place importance on exegeting scripture, we must also be able to analyse our culture in order to see how the stories which are embedded in our contexts connect with the greater Story of the reign of God. As leaders we need to be conversant with our culture(s) in order to better lead our organisations and churches to understand and participate with the mission of God. In this unit students will learn the principles behind cultural analysis and how theology and culture intersect. They will also learn to devise appropriate strategies for cultural engagement so that effective

    communication to cultures and sub-cultures occurs. The course is aimed at leaders and practitioners who want to better be able to communicate and embody the gospel in a rapidly changing world but who understand that intelligent, creative reflection and analysis is needed as a first step.

  • Ministry with Non-Church Youth (DM413/613i)

    Steve Dixon

    Unit Code: DM413/613i
    Delivery: Blended Intensive
    Dates: 4 March, 25 March, 8 April, 13 May, 27 May

    This Unit gives students the skills with which to identify and understand the characteristics of and issues facing adolescents in Australia. In addition, students explore how to develop leadership teams and programs to connect with non-church youth and how to share the Gospel. Students learn strategies and models for conducting evangelistic outreach, as well as hear from youth organisations such as Power to Change, Scripture Union, Generate Ministries and Word of Life. They also develop a theology of mission with non-church youth, and think through the relationships between secular and Christian bodies working with youth in Australian society.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 February 2019
    Admin Date: 25 March 2019
    Census Date: 31 March 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 1 May 2019

  • Interpreting and Applying Ephesians (NT705i)

    David Starling

    Unit Code: NT705i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    Dates: 1 March, 22 March, 12 April, 10 May, 24 May

    This unit focuses on the exegesis, interpretation and application of Ephesians. It also includes an opportunity to investigate selected themes from the letter and their contemporary implications for Christian living and Christian ministry. Such themes include the letter’s perspective on salvation, Christology, the church, eschatology, ethics, household relationships, mission, spiritual warfare and the Holy Spirit.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 February 2019
    Admin Date: 22 March 2019
    Census Date: 31 March 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 1 May 2019

  • Atonement and the Doctrine of God (TH706)

    Matt Andrew

    Unit Code: TH706
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    Dates: 17-18 May

    At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief that Jesus’ saving work fundamentally changed something for us. But what is the nature of this change? And how does it cohere with God’s nature as the trinitarian God of love? In this unit we will be exploring these questions in light of the biblical witness, the broader tradition, and contemporary questions such as the place of violence in the atonement. The unit aims to equip you to be able to faithfully articulate and apply the narrative of salvation in your own context and ministry.

  • Global Migration, Diaspora and the Mission of God (EM489/689/713i)

    Darrell Jackson

    Unit Code: EM489/689/713i
    Delivery: Intensive
    Dates: 4-6 February, 3 May, 24 May

    This unit is designed to equip students to better understand, appreciate, and respond in a biblically and theologically robust manner to migrant individuals, families, and communities in a context of global and local migration, and to do so as leaders and members of churches and mission agencies. Through an in-depth, critical introduction to the phenomenon of migration and the migrant, students will be introduced to the key concepts and themes of migration and diaspora.

    Enrolment Due Date: 4 January 2019
    Admin Date: 5 February 2019
    Census Date: 5 February 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 1 May 2019

YEAR LONG SEMI-INTENSIVES

  • SENT Church Planting (PC244/444/644/710i)

    Karina Kreminski and Jamie Freeman

    Unit Code: PC244/444/644/710i
    Delivery: Intensive
    Dates: 4 March, 9 May, 22 July, 5 September, 17 October

    For more information about SENT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 February 2019
    Admin Date: 9 May 2019
    Census Date: 7 June 2019
    Withdrawal Date: 7 August 2019

  • IMPACT Children's or Youth Ministry Certificate (PC244/444/644/710i))

    Steve Dixon

    Unit Code: PC244/444/644/710i
    Delivery: Intensive
    Dates: 14 March, 22 May, 12 August PLUS either 20 September - 3 October OR 5-7 February 

    For more information about IMPACT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 February 2019


HOW TO ENROL 

Existing ACT/Morling Students:
  1. Enrol ONLINE here, or
  2. Complete the normal Enrolment Form (found on Moodle) and return to the Registrar's Department - registrar@morling.edu.au. (Intensives and Summer School Online enrolments can also be included on your semester 1 or 2 enrolment form).
New Students

Before enrolling in any Summer School or Intensive units, 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 ENROLMENTS

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 Intensives, Blended Units or Summer School Online? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you get stated. 

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.

INTENSIVES

Intensives run on-campus in blocks of 1 week during Summer School (the weeks prior to Semester 1 commencement) or Winter School (the weeks prior to Semester 2 commencement). These are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Intensives you may complete. Intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.

SEMI-INTENSIVES

Much like Intensives, Semi-intensives are a great way of completing your in-class requirements in a short space of time. These are four to five full day blocks of study spread out throughout a semester. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Semi-intensives you may complete. Semi-intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.

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 through Tiana or Judith 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.

APPLY NOW FOR 2019

HOW TO APPLY

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