Content

This unit will present case studies from a variety of ministry placement settings in which students are engaged. Through experiential methodology students will identify issues, explore a variety of responses, and engage in critical reflection on the theological and pastoral dimensions of each case. A variety of contextual and pastoral topics will be explored – with the focus being on practical leadership skills such as: leadership and personality, leadership for change, managing boundaries and addressing conflict.

Unit Code: DP3160S

Points: 18.0

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 leadership

3.

Evaluate a range of personal and institutional issues in ministry formation and practice

4.

Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on a pastoral response to selected case studies

5.

Demonstrate awareness and integration of current research with regard to themes explored in case studies presented.

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 36 points in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies. Students who enrol in this unit must enrol in Part A (DP2/3160S) in first semester and Part B (DP2/3260S) in second semester. Students who have successfully completed Supervised Theological Field Education, must enrol at Third Level (DP3160S). Students are required to be engaged in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of Supervised Field Education, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week for at least 16 weeks.

Pedagogy

Lecture input 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 a context for theological reflection on ministry.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

1000 word case study

1000 20.0
Case Study

1000 word case study

1000 20.0
Essay

2000 word essay

2000 40.0
Essay

Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words).

1000 20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-18 08:45:13 +1000