You can try and take the Bible out of mission, but you can't take mission out of the Bible. Biblical theology and authentic Christian mission go hand-in-hand, and this course uses both to strengthen each other.
If you are passionate about the Bible, and passionate about God's mission in the world, then specialise in Bible and Mission with Redcliffe to develop a missional hermeneutic that will transform your ministry and understanding of Scripture.
Bible and Mission is a study stream of the MA in Contemporary Missiology; so completing this programme will give you an MA in Contemporary Missiology (Bible and Mission).
The MA in Contemporary Missiology (Bible and Mission) is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
The MA in Contemporary Missiology gives you a firm understanding of mission approaches and issues.
Research Methods and Approaches for Missiological Study (CM1)
explore approaches to the concept of missio Dei (God’s mission in the world) and holistic mission, and give a thorough orientation on skills for postgraduate missiological research and study.
Global Missiological Issues in Intercultural Contexts (CM2)
focus on a number of crucial issues that demand attention as we participate in God’s mission in the contemporary world.
Reading the Bible Missionally (CM8)
gain an in-depth understanding of applying a 'missional hermeneutic' to biblical texts, receive an orientation to the associated methodologies used in relation to a missional reading of the Bible. You will explore biblical themes such as monotheism, election, covenant, ethics, creation and 'the nations.'
Scripture Engagement: Approaches and Issues (CM9)
explore and evaluate a variety of Scripture Engagement approaches and issues, both in Western contexts and in the majority world.
the culmination of your learning experience; frame and negotiate a research question (usually related to your field of experience and/or current work) and relating your topic to missionally reading the Bible, present your findings with reference to current academic research, and their practical implications for mission today.
Download the full course outline for the MA in Contemporary Missiology (Bible and Mission) here.
You can begin the MA in the Spring, Summer or Autumn, and students typically take two to four years to complete the programme, allowing them to study as they serve.
The compulsory modules are available to study in Weekend Mode (completing each module over two long weekends in Spring or Autumn) or Summer School Mode (studying both modules at our three week study intensive in July).
The elective modules associated with the specialism in Bible and Mission are only available in Summer School Mode.
Option 1: Begin your MA in Mixed Mode in the Spring
Apply for the programme by 23 January 2020.
Study CM1 over two long weekends, 6-9 March and 24-27 April 2020.
Study CM8 at our Summer School the following year 20-24 July 2020.
Study CM2 over two long weekends on 19-22 March 26-29 April 2021.
Study CM9 at our Summer School on 18-23 July 2021.
Years 3 to 4
Complete your research dissertation and graduate with an MA in Contemporary Missiology (Bible and Mission).
Option 2: Begin your MA in Summer School Mode in July
Apply for the programme by 23 May 2020.
Study CM1 and CM8 at our Summer School; 4-24 July 2020
Study CM2 and CM9 at our Summer School; 3-23 July 2021 (provisional).
Tuition fees for the MA in Contemporary Missiology are £6,350 for students beginning their course in 2020. Note: this is the tuition cost for the whole course, not per year.
There is also an Academic Administration Fee charged each year you are registered on the course, and costs associated with the Mode of Delivery you choose to cover the time that you are at the College.
We are currently offering a limited number of Scholarships for those starting their course in 2020.
For more information about fees, accommodation options and payment schedules, please see our fees page.
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Redcliffe College MA programmes are validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
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