Introduction to Mission - Online course

Catholic Mission, in collaboration with BBI, The Australian Institute of Theological Education, is pleased to announce the upcoming course, Introduction to Mission. This eight-week online course offers the opportunity to delve deeper into the essence of mission and how to align it with God's dream for all creation.

Facilitated by Patrick Fox, an expert in the field of mission and intercultural dialogue, the course will benefit from his wealth of experience, including his time with the indigenous Q’eqchi’ people in Guatemala and his current role at Catholic Mission. This course promises to be both insightful and enriching.

Course Overview

  • Format: Eight weekly sessions, each approximately 60 minutes long, with preparatory readings and additional articles for deeper understanding.
  • Topics:
  1. The Mission of Jesus and the early Church
  2. Evolution of the Church’s understanding of mission throughout history
  3. Contemporary teaching on Mission focusing on God’s mission, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
  4. Personal mission and alignment with one's baptismal calling
  5. Mission in today's context, including ecological conversion, justice, and dialogue with First Nations peoples, migrants, and other faiths.
  • Dates: Modules are available weekly starting Monday, 22 July till 16 September, with a break the week of 19 August.
  • Cost: $325 + GST (AUD), with group discounts available.

This course is taught entirely online, offering flexibility to adapt to your specific needs and schedules. We believe it could be particularly beneficial for those in leadership roles within mission-related fields, such as school leaders, teachers, and staff and volunteers of Catholic agencies.

Why Join?

  • Enhance your understanding of mission in the contemporary world.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions and reflections with peers globally.
  • Gain practical insights to apply in your personal and professional life.


If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Professor Gerard Moore, Principal of BBI-TAITE, at 0491 201 214 or