The order of deacon in the Christian church has undergone great changes over the centuries.
This subject gives students the opportunity to examine contemporary developments in this order of ministry in the light of its history and the practice of the church. Trace the beginnings of the diaconate from New Testament times and its development within subsequent church order and tradition. You’ll also explore the modern-day re-emergence of the diaconate, examining its expression in various Christian traditions, as well as communicate a diaconal mission, practice and spirituality in light of contemporary church order and mission.
This Summer, you can learn about the diaconate by auditing this subject. Instead of weekly classes, this subject will be taught on campus by Rev’d Dr Brian Douglas at St Mark’s in a three-day intensive session from 14 to 16 January 2019 . You will have to attend all days of this intensive session to complete the course. Each day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 5:00pm.
As an Auditing student, you get to sit in and participate in the intensives without needing to complete assignments. (You will therefore also receive no credit towards other awards.) You will also get access to St Mark’s theological library resources; a one-year membership worth $70 is included in the audit fee! Best of all, there are no entry requirements to participate.
It’s easy to sign up — just fill in our secure online form below and make your payment by credit card. If you prefer other methods of payment, just called our front office on 02 6272 6252 during office hours, Mondays to Fridays.
The cost of auditing this subject is $240.