Electives are an opportunity to be trained in other areas of mission.
On Sunday, you'll attend one of our Campus Mission electives. Each of these electives are designed to equip you with practical skills for taking out the Gospel on your campus or on NTE Mission.
On Monday and Tuesday, you'll have a range of Global Mission electives to choose from, attending one each day. These electives are designed to lift our eyes to the mission work that is happening around the world, and to give us starting steps to lead us towards God's work overseas.
There are 3 FOCUS electives that FOCUS Students will choose from which are designed to equip and prepare you for graduation.
Training Disciples-Making Disciples
Griffith Christian Students have been training students to read the bible evangelistically with a student, who trains another student at the same time (called ABCs). This elective will enthuse and equip you to train students to do the same on your campus.
Evangelism Strategies and Public Meetings - FULL
What is the place of our public meetings in our campus evangelism strategies? What could it be? How can we maximise the evangelistic effectiveness of our campus public meetings? Engage with 2 examples to consider and critique.
Share Pray Train
Melbourne University Christian Union have been preparing students to mission through ‘Share Pray Train’ groups. Students meet to encourage, pray and train each other in mission. This elective will enthuse and equip you to train students to do the same on your campus.
Reading Mark with an enquirer - FULL
Hearing Jesus’ words directly by reading the Bible is a powerful way to proclaim the Gospel.Learn a simple and effective bible reading method of reading the bible evangelistically called ‘the five Rs’.This elective will equip you to train students to do the same on your campus.
Planning a Mark Drama - FULL
The Mark Drama is an experience of seeing Mark’s Gospel acted in 90 minutes. It’s a powerful way to present Jesus on campus. Learn how to prepare and plan for The Mark Drama on your campus.
Reading Mark with Muslim Students - FULL
How would I read Mark’s Gospel with a Muslim friend? Where is the best place to start, and what issues need addressing, how should I invite them? Learn how to equip others on your campus to read the bible with a Muslim friend.
Creatively Using Your Testimony - FULL
People easily relate to personal stories.How can you use your testimony creatively to communicate your relationship with Jesus, your conversion story and how being a Christian changes your life?This elective will equip you for NTE Mission or help you to learn from NTE Mission.
How to Give a Talk to Children or Youth
Proclaiming Jesus to youth or children at mission can be challenging. Learn a few tips to help make your talk more engaging. This elective will equip you for NTE Mission or help you to learn from NTE Mission.
Simple Ways for Talking About Jesus
How do some people seem to have conversations about Jesus, and I don’t know where to start? Learn a few simple ways (and convictions) that will help. This elective will equip you for NTE Mission or help you to learn from NTE Mission.
North Australia is a unique cross-cultural environment. One of the world’s oldest living cultures is adapting to 21st century life. How is the good news of Jesus bearing fruit and growing among the First Australians? Be surprised at the opportunities for you to be involved in bringing the hope of the gospel to North Australian communities.
South Pacific - FULL
Join with delegates from PNG, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu as they share the joys and struggles of university ministry in the South Pacific. Be challenged by both the great mission work done in the past and the great needs and opportunities today.
Japan - FULL
Japan has a strong economy, stable government, and the highest life expectancy in the world. What strategies is KGK (student ministry) using to evangelise the millions of Japanese students? And how can you be involved?
China is the largest sending nation of university students to Australia. What do you need to know about Chinese students in order to share the love of Jesus with them more effectively?
Myanmar - FULL
Universities were closed in 1988, relocated outside the cities, reopened in 1999. Student groups are banned. Amidst rapid change in Myanmar, hear about the birth of a new evangelical student movement in this majority Buddhist country, and how you can make a difference.
Zimbabwe - FULL
Zimbabwe is a nation with political and economic challenges. Hear how God is at work in this nation. We’ll be meeting staff from the university work in Zimbabwe.
Eastern Europe - FULL
How do you preach the gospel in a region that has a history of national division and social breakdown?
Be encouraged and challenged as we hear what God is doing in the Russian speaking world in universities where it is illegal to do evangelism.
Muslim Majority Nations - FULL
What does Christian ministry look like in a majority Muslim country? How does ministry work when evangelism can be illegal? How is a student ministry even able to even exist on Campus?