Designed for students whose first language is not English, this unit reflects on the importance of context for learning and leadership. Students will be made aware of diversity and of the contextual nature of faith, pastoral care and leadership. The contextual dimensions to be outlined in basic terms include the historical, cultural, life-cycle, ecumenical and missional dimensions.

Unit Code: DP0128W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the relevance of life-cycle theory to pastoral leadership


Demonstrate an understanding of contextual issues in mission and spirituality


Articulate some of the multicultural issues facing the church

Unit sequence

AL0103W English for Theology (NESB)


Lectures, Tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

Case Study of 1000 words

1000 30.0

Reflective paper of 1,250 words

1250 35.0
Book Review

Book review of 1,250 words

1250 35.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 13:37:54 +1100