This unit will enable students to articulate a theology of vocation as they engage with a range of biblical, theological and contextual resources. Students will draw on experiential contexts and experiments to develop both reflective practice skills and discernment capacities. These processes will be bought into dialogue with how students express their ongoing purposeful engagement with the world. Key theological and formational issues will be explored e.g. spiritual health and resilience; deep listening in a noisy world; purpose and sustainability; emerging frontiers of missional thinking and practically partnering with God and community in mission.

Unit Code: DP2017S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.


Describe how vocation is expressed in a variety of contexts and in a variety of modes.


Evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on spiritual discernment and discipline.


Discern and describe a personal understanding of vocation informed by theological reflection, formative experiences and ministry context.

Unit sequence

DP1014S Theological Reflection on Vocation Part A


Classroom lectures and experiential methodology in contexts. Evaluating various field experiences provides a framework for reflection, input and learning about calling and vocation. Meetings with mentors and peers also provide opportunity for theological reflection.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2 x 500 word discernment journals The subject is marked on a Pass/Fail basis only – each

Personal and Professional Evaluation

500 word reflective self-assessment The subject is marked on a Pass/Fail basis only – each


1500 word integrative essay The subject is marked on a Pass/Fail basis only – each


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-13 11:09:55 +1000