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: DP8017S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.
Articulate a description of vocation that is framed by and relevant to context and role.
Critically 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.
Integrate theological and biblical insights with practice and apply these insights in their vocational setting.
DP8014S 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.
4 x 500 word discernment journals
|Personal and Professional Evaluation||
1000 word reflective self-assessment
2500 word integrative essay
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement with peers and reflection with mentors (equivalent 500 words).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 10:48:27 +1000