Understanding what it means to form a community of people who think, believe, pray, worship, and care in ways informed by the Gospel is essential to developing a sense of the church and its mission. God calls Christians to form communities through practices that deepen connections to one another through God’s mission in the world. This unit forms the foundation of a deepening journey into practical theology, pastoral care, liturgy, sacraments and communicating the Word of God. It takes a practical, reflective, and exploratory approach to support the integration of learning. In this unit, each student will commence a regular practice of theological reflection to that will enable the process of integration.
Unit code: DA8001Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Mission and Ministry
Proposing College: St Francis CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain and analyse the role and function of theological reflection in life and ministry.
Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the role of personal and shared narratives to the mission of forming Christian communities.
Articulate and analyse the ways in which the liturgical and sacramental life of the church animate its mission.
Demonstrate the ability to understand and analyse how the identity and story of the Anglican Church serves as a context for ministry.
This unit is a prerequisite for postgraduate electives in Mission and Ministry.
This unit fosters a collaborative peer learning environment in which students are encouraged to engage in constructivist and experiential approaches to learning. It will facilitate the development of reflective practice to support the integration of learning.
Ward, Pete. Introducing practical theology: Mission, ministry, and the life of the church. Baker Academic, 2017.
Thomspon, Judith. Theological reflection. (2nd ed.) SCM Press, 2019.
Doehring, Carrie. The practice of pastoral care: A postmodern approach. Presbyterian Publishing Corp, 2014.
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|Essay - Participation||
Participation in forum discussion.
|Essay - Quizzes||
Online MCQ quizzes linked to the unit readings.
|Essay - Essay||
Personal Story Paper.
|Portfolio - Portfolio||
Written and Oral Presentation (1500 words + 15 minute presentation).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 17:51:12 +1100