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Postgraduate Intensives



Each year, Tabor's School of Ministry, Theology and Culture (MTC) offers a range of Intensives which form the basis of the coursework strand for students enrolled in our Graduate Diploma in Ministry, Master of Ministry & Doctor of Ministry awards. 

You can also undertake these intensives as Credit towards a Tabor Course or as Audit for career development or qualification upgrading.

International presenters in the past have been well-known academics and practitioners such as Darrell Jackson, John Stackhouse, Cherith Fee-Nordling, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Scot McKnight, Ben Witherington III, Edith Humphrey, John Olive Drane, Colin Harbinson, David Baer, Dudley Woodberry, Soong-Chan Rah, Tom & Christine Sine, David Wilkinson and Steve Taylor. Some other intensives are offered by MTC faculty and noted academics and practitioners from across Australia.

 On Campus (Adelaide) 


Activating Your Church as a Discipling Community

Dr Stuart Devenish, April 24-28This subject is offered in a "shared enquiry" format by a group of practitioners and theoreticians in the discipleship area. Answers to critical questions relating to what it takes to make disciples in C21st Australia will be located through guided explorations using biblical, theological, historical, and ministerial resources. The intended outcome for the Intensive is to assist pastors and churches to become discipling communities and so fulfil Jesus' great commission to "Go and make disciples!"

Dr Stuart Devenish is Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of MTC, Tabor Adelaide. He has a 30+ years of experienceas pastor, missionary and theological educator. He has a passion for discipleship, having worked at the coalface as well as teaching and writing in the field. This is a hands-on course not to be missed.


Theology for preaching in a Post-Christian Age

Professor William Willimon, July 17-21
(Including a 2-day Preaching Conference July 17-18)

This subject is a 5 day Intensive about injecting the vitality of the gospel and our Easter faith back into preaching. As "witnesses to his majesty" (2 Pet 1:16), Christian preachers are to catch the People of God up into the drama of salvation. This requires energy, imagination, passion and conviction ... but it also requires courage. Moving the "establishment" church from comfort into un-comfortability comes at a cost. The re-discovery of the primacy of preaching the Word, and of obeying what it says to us in our times, is the challenge that faces every Christian. "Preach the Word...".

Professor William Willimon was Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School, and Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama (now retired). For over 20 years he was Dean of the Chapel at Duke University in North Carolina. He has authored 60 books on pastoral care, preaching, leadership and theology. Christian leaders in Australia will know him best from his Pulpit Resource preaching-helps series for pastors, with their lively exegesis of the text, the culture and the audience. After Billy Graham, Willimon has been called America's best preacher.

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Gospel-Arts-Culture: A Theology of the Arts for Gospel-Culture Dialogue

Steve Scott & Dr Noel Due, October 9-13This subject makes use of extensive biblical reading and cultural analysis to establish a theological foundation for the arts in the gospel-culture dialogue. Bearing witness to Jesus as the Lord of the Church who is both Creator and Redeemer demands that we reimagine the place of beauty, virtue and the arts for Christian ministry. This subject will be of special interest to pastors, music directors, artists, youth workers and cultural specialists.
Steve Scott Steve Scott is a British (US-based) poet, musician and artist. He has been involved in the music and arts scene since the mid-1970s. Steve is an international leader in the Christian arts scene, influencing, advising and recording diverse artists from around the world.

Dr Noel Due is a Lutheran pastor, author and theological educator with extensive experience in Australia, Scotland, India and elsewhere. He brings expertise in biblical and cultural exegesis, and a deep love for working in the arts – especially the visual arts.

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