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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain the relevance of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ for contemporary living 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115964  Explain the relevance of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ for contemporary living 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to learners who wish to gain a basic understanding of the person and ministry of Jesus Christ as presented in the four Gospels in order to interpret his relevance today within the context of their own faith and their ministry within a Christian congregation.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical, religious, social and political background to the life of Jesus
  • Explain the person and ministry of Jesus as presented in the four Gospels
  • Apply the teaching of Jesus to situations in the Church and the world today and share this within the faith community 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Fundamental unit standards in numeracy and literacy at Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:

    To include:
  • The Synoptic Gospels and John
  • Historical, religious, social and political background
  • To include an understanding of the person and ministry of Jesus Christ and his relevance to the Church and the world today 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the historical, religious, social and political background to the life of Jesus. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    May include, amongst others, key religious groups and ideas within the Judaism of Jesus' day, the role of Temple and Synagogue and the place of Palestine within the Roman Empire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description includes key features of Judaism in Jesus' time using time lines, maps, diagrams or text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The description shows the effects of being a part of the Roman Empire on the Jewish population and Jewish religion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the person and ministry of Jesus as presented in the four Gospels. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    To include an ability to describe basic similarities and differences within the Synoptics and between the Synoptics and John. An example could be how the four gospels portray Jesus as Messiah (Matthew), Human Saviour (Mark), Lamb of God (Luke) and Son of God (John). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description includes the main emphases within each of the Gospels with appropriate biblical references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The description includes the birth, death, resurrection, teaching and ministry of Jesus with appropriate biblical references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The description shows a possible relationship between Jesus and Old Testament ideas and prophecy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include, amongst others, titles of Jesus, Law, Covenant.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the teaching of Jesus to situations in the Church and the world today. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Apply the teaching of Jesus to situations in the Church and the world today and share this within the faith community. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Contexts may include, amongst others, Sunday school classes, adult study groups, sermons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application makes links between a real life situation and an aspect of the teaching of Jesus. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include, amongst others, kingdom of God, love of God, salvation, reconciliation, temptation, prayer, the place of women in society.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevance to issues in the contemporary Church and world today is made clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The teaching is communicated to a person or group within the faith community of the learner. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Social, historical and political background to the time of Christ
  • Content and structure of the gospel accounts of the life of Christ
  • Introduction to the Synoptic gospels
  • Major aspects of the teaching of Jesus Christ
  • Principles of how to apply the teaching of Christ to current situations and issues 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: situations are identified and the life and teaching of Jesus Christ applied to them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively; especially specific outcome 'Apply the teaching of Jesus to situations in the Church and the world today and share this within the faith community'. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through comparison of the Gospels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: through learning activities such as discussion with others within the church congregation and in particular specific outcome 'Apply the teaching of Jesus to situations in the Church and the world today and share this within the faith community'. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems; apply the teaching of Christ to a situation within the church as well outside of the church. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48891   National Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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