LAUNCH Unit: Foundations of Faith, Learning and Vocation

Foundations of Faith, Learning and Vocation

                      • What is the purpose of going to uni?
                      • How is faith relevant to what you study at uni?
                      • What is your calling?

A free course for students in Year 11 and 12.

Receive credit towards your degree.

Guaranteed Entry to CHC, upon successful completion.

Hosted by The Millis Institute at CHC.

Name Foundations of Faith, Learning and Vocation
Dates Semester 1, 2017 (commences 27 February)
Time 4-7pm (one class per week)
Venue Christian Heritage College
322 Wecker Road, Carindale
Open to Year 11 and 12 Students
Cost Free Tuition (small cost for prescribed texts)
Instructor Dr Ryan Messmore
MTS (Duke Div) MPhil (Cambridge) DPhil (Oxford)
Executive Director
The Millis Institute

The subject is part of CHC’s LAUNCH program, whereby Year 11 and 12 students complete university level subjects. Upon passing the subject, students receive entry to Christian Heritage College and academic credit toward their degree, saving up to $1,500.

Many students enter university without first thinking deeply about the purpose of higher education. (Some assume it has to do only with getting a job, even though a majority of employees today work in fields different than what they first pursued after high school). Others choose a pathway without a sense of calling or of the role that their faith should play in their chosen discipline.

The most strategic time to consider these foundational questions is before choosing a university, which could be one of the most consequential choices one makes in life. And the best context in which to wrestle with these questions of faith, learning and calling is in a safe, trusted, Christ-centred institution of higher learning.

Foundations of Faith, Learning and Vocation is designed to facilitate the transition to higher education by examining the relationship between faith and learning as well as the notion of calling. The content of this subject is comprised of the works of some of the wisest thinkers who have written regarding the nature of education, from Seneca and Augustine to C S Lewis and Dorothy Sayers. Students will consider these primary sources in small-group, discussion-based seminars with the goal of forming a framework with which to analyse their own sense of meaning and purpose during their university years and beyond.