Mission In Context - Missiological Reflection On Contemporary Church Practice TRS1021

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

A reflective course introducing themes and resources for missiological reflection on practice in a contemporary ministry context. The course will consider the nature of Christian witness in a multi-faith setting and in relation to patterns of secularisation and religious change.


1 hr per week, Tuesdays

Requirements of Entry

Acceptance to BD Min or BD programme.

Excluded Courses






1 essay of 1000 words, 1 placement journal and 1 reflective project of 1500 words.

Essay One will address a key theme within missiological literature. (30%)

The placement journal will reflect on placement experience in the light of class input and discussion and course reading. (30%)

The reflective project will develop a missiological reflection on a salient aspect of the placement situation.





In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Course Aims

To develop students' capacities as reflective practitioners, by enabling them to reflect on their placement/practice experience in the light of a range of missiological theory, including theology of religions and analysis of secularisation/religious change.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify and describe major themes and trends in contemporary missiology

■ locate, access and use key data sources for creating detailed profiles of their placement contexts

■ construct a variety of reflective frameworks through which to analyse their placement/practice

■ undertake a reflective project which develops a missiological reflection on practice within their placement

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.