The unit equips students with the essential practical skills that enable them more efficiently to carry out the daily tasks of their pastoral ministry. Topics covered include: pastoral self-care; developing a devotional life; setting goals; time management; mentoring; being a member of a team; administration; conflict resolution.

Unit Code: DP1118L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate the theological basis for attending to daily, practical matters of their ministry


Utilise case-study and/or journaling methodologies in the practice of ministry


Integrate their learning about practical skills for ministry into their personal practice


Find the necessary resources to meet daily practical needs as these arise

Unit sequence

Although not essential, it is preferable that students undertake this unit after they have completed Pastoral People 1.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with online learning materials, audio, video, PowerPoint and regular discussions with the lecturer. The use of reflective journaling and the compilation of a project portfolio are consistent with an approach that requires a commitment to learning from experience and evidence – the linking of past knowledge and experience to new knowledge


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)


1200 30.0
Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection

400 10.0
Project Report or Project Journal

Project 2400 words equivalent

2400 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:04:16 +1100