The unit is a pastoral theology unit. In this unit students are provided with opportunity to reflect on the nature of the pastoral ministry especially as it is understood in the Lutheran Church of Australia. Students will focus on the pastoral ministry involved at key times of people’s lives such as birth, marriage and death, and studies selected Lutheran Church of Australia’ Rites (for example, baptism, marriage, funeral).

Unit Code: DP8203L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the practice of LCA pastoral ministry in terms of servanthood and leadership


Articulate how a Lutheran sacramental theology informs pastoral practice at key times in people’s lives


Identify and discuss the appropriate use of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Church Rites in congregational, school and aged care ministry


Demonstrate a developed capacity to thoughtfully engage in the processes of theological reflection on the pastoral role in the church.


Reading of the pastoral epistles with reflection. Lecture and additional readings as the basis for class discussion.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book Review 1500 words

1500 25.0

Report 1500 words

1500 25.0

Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:54:59 +1100