Foundations of Faith

Course Outline & Assessment Information


This class takes you through the basics of Christianity: what Christians believe and why; how we can know God; what God has done for the world through Jesus Christ; faith, hope and love; the reality and power of grace; and how we are equipped for our journey of faith. This subject aims to introduce students to the foundational beliefs and teachings of Christianity.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core beliefs and teachings of Christianity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Christian Scriptures in Christianity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place of Jesus Christ in Christianity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which God has demonstrated his love for humanity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Although not an assessable part of the subject, a key result of the course should be a heightened interest in and appreciation of the richness and value of the Christian Scriptures.


Class 1

  • Religion

Class 2

  • Encountering God

Class 3

  • The Bible

Class 4

  • Jesus Christ

Class 5

  • Hope

Class 6

  • New life: Grace, faith and love

Class 7

  • Equipped for the journey

Planning Your Study

This subject consists of seven Classes. But not every Class is of the same length or detail, and the exercises, readings, and assignments can vary from one Class to the next. This is partly a result of trying to “group” related material together rather than artificially split it up into smaller Classes. There are pieces of assessment to be completed after each Class. However, in a couple of instances the assessment only requires that you have completed the readings and reflective exercises.

Texts and Supporting Materials

  • The Bible (the New International Version will be used unless otherwise noted).
  • Basic Christianity, by John Stott.

Several of the Classes contain assigned readings from Basic Christianity. You should read the assigned chapters as instructed. The assigned reading is an important part of the course material and will greatly enrich your understanding of the subject.

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The separate assessment items for this course include the following elements:

  • Short answers
  • An Essay

Assessment Submission

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  • PDF (Adobe Reader format documents)
  • TXT (standard text file format documents)
  • DOC or DOCX (MS Word documents) and
  • RTF (Rich Text Format documents)

Dates for Assessment

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Grading System

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Class Notes - Conventions

As you work through the class notes, you'll have opportunities to complete exercises, reflect on particular points and take special note. These are clearly indicated, with relevant instructions alongside

How Long Do I Have to Complete the Class?

Generally, when students register and pay for an ACCM class, we suggest completion within a 6 months period.


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