Our world is facing difficult and unprecedented challenges. In this reality, it is crucial that we Jesus followers engage and respond to the issues of our time with God’s truth, love, creativity and vision for both now and the future.
The Advanced Principles of Communication is a third level degree course within the University of the Nations. This program aims to help students understand the world through a biblical lens and become multi-dimensional thinkers for a range of current issues in all spheres of society
The modular structure of this APC has been designed; firstly, to broaden and deepen your understanding of the world within the framework of a biblical worldview. And secondly, to provide ample space between learning intensives that encourages the application and expression of the material.
Intensives over the course of 6 months make up the learning modules in the course with required connection, process and coursework between each module. Each module must be completed as the material is accumulated and culminates in a final project on a chosen issue.
This course is for you if you desire to grow and respond to complex issues with Kingdom thinking and a biblical perspective in a way that is relevant and hope-filled.
Training with different experienced leaders contributes to your learning experience. We look at the Story of God, the nature of the world we live in and the issues facing us today. We will be exploring a way of thinking which encourages us to broaden our worldview and understand different perspectives on a single issue. All content is carefully curated, and presents ample opportunities for application as you process and apply your learning throughout the course and beyond.
Your character plays a vital role in your overall calling and life as a leader. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to pay careful attention to your growth, challenging yourself to practice and apply what it means to love God with your heart, soul and mind, and to love your neighbour as yourself.
Together, we will learn why it is important as believers to engage and Co-create a better future that speaks of our God in each situation. The Bible provides a framework for life and society which gives us wisdom and insight for the issues we find in our world today. As we engage with this, your insight will be broadened with the group discussions and assignments.
Worship and prayer are integral aspects of our daily lives. Engaging in these allows us to grow a deeper passion for God and seek revelation of his heart and purposes for the world. It is a place to get nourishment, encouragement and inspiration as we connect and join in his redemptive work.
You will be encouraged and challenged to sharpen your thinking skill(s) to produce relevant, creative and high quality work. Your assignments, projects and presentations will present more than enough opportunities for you to grow and to trust God where you step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with different perspectives.
You will be part of a learning community that opens the doors to new and deep friendships. As you pursue God with all your heart, in the company of others there will be many moments of fun and laughter on the journey. Enjoy each moment and build memories that will last a lifetime.