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.
Share Pray Train Evangelism Groups
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.
Training Disciples-Making Disciples
Presenter: Tony Rowbotham
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.
Simple Ways for Talking About Jesus
Presenter: Helen Bell
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.
Reading Uncover Mark
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.
Reading Mark with Muslim Students
Presenter: Samuel Green
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.
Planning the Mark Drama
Presenter: Jeanette Chin
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.
How to Give a Talk to Children or Youth
Presenter: Stu White
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.
Creatively Using Your Testimony
Presenters: Tim Rowe and Tash Leong
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.
North Australia has a variety of cultural contexts with people living in Darwin but also remote settlements and the challenges of living in this part of Australia. How is the good news of Jesus bearing fruit and growing among the First Australians and multicultural Darwin? This is a neglected part of the world in our backyard which needs people willing to live and witness to Christ. Be surprised at the opportunities for you to be involved in bringing the hope of the gospel to North Australian communities.
In response to mass student protests against the government, universities were closed in 1988, relocated outside the cities, and remained closed for much of the 1990s. Student groups face many restrictions. 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.
Join with delegates from PNG, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as they share the joys and struggles of university ministry. Be challenged by both the great mission work done in the past and the great needs and opportunities today.
Unreached People Groups
Unreached and Unengaged people groups have no local Christians, no churches, no Bibles and no public access to the gospel. Only 3% of global missionaries and 1% of mission giving are sent to the least reached. God has chosen to work and triumph through His word – the Bible – and thorough His people – the Church. We need to go where God already is.
Will being a Christian influence your experience of living and studying in another country? Would you like to be part of a community of ministry minded students studying overseas? Hear practical tips on thriving in another culture and how to benefit from your overseas experience.
Gain ideas on how to have a gospel mindset and impact on your overseas campus, local church and IFES group. Hear from others who have benefited from their Study Abroad experience.
Connect with other Christian students who will support you while Studying Abroad and after you return home. Make this the beginning of your mission minded journey - who knows where God might lead you?
Global Opportunities for Post-Grads and Academics
Thinking about postgraduate study? You might be surprised at the opportunities there are for postgraduates and academics who love Jesus to reach out to the academic community. Being an expert in something, no matter how narrow, gives you a platform to share your ideas. A PhD is like a passport to the world. Meet academics who take their commitment to Jesus seriously both at home and around the world.