The spiritual environment of Christian ministry and personal level of resources influence personal wellbeing and professional effectiveness. In this unit, participants will: engage current research on the causes of ministry burnout; be introduced to the patterns and indicators of ‘at risk’ practice; explore ways of integrating healthy practices for sustainable ministry. A core focus upon healthy personal, spiritual practices will engage different models in ways that respect cultural and theological diversity.
Unit Code: DA9717S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe and illustrate contextually the symptoms, patterns and causes of ministry burnout.
Articulate the practices and boundaries required for a healthy personal life amid the demands of ministry.
Articulate the challenges of spiritual and inter-personal dynamics in the ministry environment.
Describe variety of spiritual practices and identify those appropriate both to themselves and to the context of their ministry.
Theologically reflect on case-studies in leadership settings and integrate the learning within their context.
At least two years leadership experience
12 online sessions for 3 hours student engagement and an overnight retreat
Book Review (1500 words)
Interview and report (1500 words)
Essay (3000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-03 10:54:39 +1000