This unit enables students to explore the theological foundations for pastoral ministry and the role of pastors as leaders in Christian formation in a parish setting. In particular, students will examine individual vocational understandings in light of the church’s expectations of pastors. This is achieved mainly by reading selected biblical and theological foundations for public ministry in the church and reflecting on the servant nature of pastoral ministry in light of those readings. Students will also examine the theological foundations for, and content of, Christian discipleship at a parish level; this exploration aims to equip and enable students for effective catechetical leadership in the educational program of a Christian congregation.
Unit Code: DP1204L
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe what a Lutheran congregation rightly expects of its pastor and reflect on this for vocational formation
Identify biblical and theological foundations for the pastoral ministry
Describe the implications of Lutheran theology for the formation of Christian discipleship
Reflect on the significance of Luther’s catechisms for the nurture and formation of Christian faith
Lecture, tutorial, class presentations
Reflection paper exploring knowledge of the assigned readings, current understanding of the pastoral ministry, and reflections on that role.
Report on readings on aspects of catechesis 1250 words
Develop a catechetical resource to teach one aspect of the Christian faith 1500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:25 +1100