This unit assists students to become familiar with personal and communal practices of Christian spirituality and discipleship. It both engages them in a personal journey of formation and skills them up to use a range of these practices within their formal and informal ministry contexts, thereby engaging others in Christian formation.

Unit code: XD1002Z

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Capstone Other D

Proposing College: Uniting College for Leadership and Theology

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Learning outcomes


Examine a range of approaches to spiritual development in the Christian tradition


Explore personal and communal practices of Christian discipleship


Integrate spiritual or discipleship development into a ministry context in responsive ways


Engage in and reflect on specific spiritual practices

Unit sequence

Compulsory common core unit in the Diploma in Ministry


Teaching pattern will be determined by the college delivering the unit

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bass, Dorothy C. Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for Searching People. Second Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
  • Hauerwas, Stanley. The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018.
  • Kleinig, John. Grace upon grace: spirituality for today. St Louis, MO: Concordia, 2007.
  • Mackay, Hugh. Beyond belief: how we find meaning, with or without religion. Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2016.
  • Stjerna, Kirsi, and Brooks Schramm, eds. Spirituality: towards a 21st century Lutheran understanding. Rev. ed. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2004.
  • Williams, Rowan. Being Disciples: Essentials of Christian Life. London, UK: SPCK, 2016.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

A portfolio which contains at least three items including at least one group task

3200 80.0
Summative Reflection

A reflection on spiritual and/or discipleship practice

800 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 6 Oct, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-10-11 12:43:01 +1100