This unit offers students the opportunity to identify, understand, develop, and integrate healthy patterns and practices of personal formation, self-management, and professional practice with a specific application to the dynamics arising in generational ministry (ministry to, for, and with children, teens, and young adults).

Unit code: DP2010W

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Identify and describe foundational dimensions of their personality and spirituality.


Examine the intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics present within ministry with children, youth, and young adults.


Demonstrate an understanding of effective professional practice of generational ministry.


Develop and articulate effective practices for personal and spiritual vitality.

Unit sequence

One unit in Field D


Lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Baab, Lynne M. Personality Type in Congregations: How to Work with Others More Effectively. Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 1998.
  • Brain, Peter R. Going the Distance: How to Stay Fit for a Lifetime of Ministry, 2nd ed. Kingsford: Matthias Media, 2006.
  • Calhoun, Adele A. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2005.
  • Chester, Tim. *You Can Change. Nottingham: IVP, 2008.
  • Clinton, J. Robert. The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2012.
  • Fields, Doug, Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2002.
  • Macchia, Stephen A. Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-ordered Way. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2012.
  • Osborne, Graham. Be a Better Leader: Personality Type and Difference in Ministry. London: SPCK, 2016.
  • Pembroke, Neil. Moving toward Spiritual Maturity: Psychological, Contemplative and Moral Challenges in Christian Living. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral, 2007.
  • Thompson, Curt. The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories we Believe about Ourselves. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Written Assessment Task (1500 words)

1500 30.0

Practical Assessment (1000 words)

1000 20.0

Written Assessment Task (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 17 Oct, 2018

Unit record last updated: 2019-10-11 10:12:56 +1100