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

Use an outline of the growth of the Early Church to discover principles which could enrich the life and witness of today's Church 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115981  Use an outline of the growth of the Early Church to discover principles which could enrich the life and witness of today's Church 
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 trace the growth of the early Church and to discover principles that could enrich the life and witness of the Church and serve as a model for Christian discipleship in today's world.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe the growth of the Early Church and some of the difficulties that had to be overcome
  • Identify key factors in that growth
  • Explain principles observed in the early church and show how they might enrich the life and witness of today's Church 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard and should include:
  • The growth of the Early Church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the growth of the Early Church and some of the difficulties that had to be overcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stages in the growth of the Church are identified and described using the selected books as references. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include at least the work of Philip and Peter and Paul's missionary journeys.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Early difficulties are described to illustrate the obstacles faced by the early Christians. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Should include persecution, opposition to the inclusion of the Gentiles.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain key factors in that growth. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    May include, amongst others, the nature of the Early Church community, Paul's missionary strategy, the ability to present the Gospel differently according to context and culture, the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of the Early Church is described to serve as a background to the discussions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Paul's missionary strategy is outlined in accordance with the record of his travels and the Letters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role played by the Holy Spirit is recognised through the actions and courage of the early Christians. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key factors in the growth of the Early Church are identified and explained as a background to the growth of the Church. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain principles observed in the Early Church and show how they might enrich the life and witness. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain principles observed in the Early Church and show how they might enrich the life and witness of today's Church. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    May include development of a real sense of community in the congregation, use of media, willingness to cross cultural barriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles observed in the Early Church are identified and explained to show how they formed the foundation of the Church. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Practices in today's Church are discussed to show how they were influenced by the principles of the Early Church. 


    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.
  • Contents of the Acts of the Apostles
  • History of the growth of the Early Church
  • Context in which the Early Church developed
  • Key factors in the growth of the Early Church 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: e.g. failure of the Church to engage effectively in mission. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: such as the reasons for growth in the early Church. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: through presentation of basic suggestions which might improve the congregation's life and witness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: by breaking through cultural barriers in the effort to present the Gospel to those who are 'different'. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: through recognition of the part that the learner might play in the growth and development of the faith community. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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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