Content

This unit introduces students to the ministry of the Chaplain, providing a biblical, theological and pastoral underpinning for the ministry of chaplaincy. Students will explore the relationship between pastoral and spiritual care with attention to the variety of contexts in which chaplaincy ministry can be expressed. Students will learn the art of reflecting theologically on ministry practice outside of the church.

Unit Code: DM3027W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate a biblical and theological basis for chaplaincy ministry;

2.

Outline and critique the challenges of ministering in diverse cultural and social contexts;

3.

Apply principles of cultural exegesis to chaplaincy contexts;

4.

Describe the constraints of ministering in an organisational context; and

5.

Reflect theologically on the ministry of chaplaincy both from a theoretical and a personal perspective.

Unit sequence

15 points in Field D

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Report

Reading Report – 1000 words

1000 25.0
Essay

Ministry context analysis – 1500 words

1500 25.0
Essay

Essay - 2500 words

2500 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-06 09:11:02 +1000