Content

This unit will provide a framework for reflection, input and learning in ministry. It takes a specific context of ministry and focuses on how theology, scripture, faith and identity impact on a student’s formation for ministry and leadership. Students will engage in critical reflection through case study presentations. A variety of theological and formational issues will be explored, e.g. active / contemplative modes of reflection, nature and cost of leadership, life-long learning and culturally engaged theological reflection.

Unit Code: DP3064S

Points: 36.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries

2.

Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and pastoral response

3.

Critically evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice

4.

Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership

5.

Demonstrate a growing awareness of current research as it relates to themes explored in case studies, input and discussion.

Unit sequence

Students should normally have completed two years of full time theological studies or equivalent (including Foundational Studies in BH, BN, CT and Field D). It is also a prerequisite that students have completed 30 points in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies.

Students are required to be engaged in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of Field Education, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week for at least 35 weeks.

Pedagogy

Classroom lectures and case studies. Students are required to engage with a number of supervision protocols and evaluation tasks outside of class. These protocols and tasks provide a framework for reflection, input and learning in ministry, which is the focus of this unit. Meetings with a supervisor and peers also provide theological reflection on ministry.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

1000 word essay

1000 15.0
Essay

1000 word essays

1000 15.0
Case Study

4 x 1250 word case studies

5000 50.0
Essay

Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors (equivalent 3000 words).

3000 20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-17 14:38:29 +1000