This unit explores the integration of spirituality with the practice and theology of Christian life. Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical and experiential tools with which to explore the inward or contemplative and outward movements of the spiritual journey, the art and craft of discernment and the significance of their personal identity in shaping their faith journey.

Unit Code: DS3008W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a personal ministry identity


Examine the relationship between identity and a personal sense of vocation, giftedness and service


Analyse the critical elements of experience that enhance or restrict spiritual growth


Use various resources and disciplines in the support and sustenance of spiritual life for ongoing ministry

Unit sequence

This unit is an elective Spirituality unit, building on 2 foundation units, one in field D and one in another field.


This unit encourages students to engage with theoretical materials applying their theological understanding to lived experience. They are prompted to reflect weekly upon their readings, and to develop a link between their reflections, spiritual disciplines and their theological frameworks. Through content delivery, theological reflection methods, practice exercises and reflective readings learning opportunities will be offered.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book Review (1000 words)

1000 20.0

Report (1500 words)

1500 30.0

Essay (2,500 words)

2500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-09 07:54:17 +1000