Content

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: DP2204L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe what a Lutheran congregation rightly expects of its pastor and reflect on this for vocational formation

2.

Identify biblical and theological foundations for the pastoral ministry

3.

Describe the implications of Lutheran theology for the formation of Christian discipleship

4.

Reflect on the significance of Luther’s catechisms for the nurture and formation of Christian faith

5.

Articulate the ingredients for life long pastoral formation

6.

Analyse a variety of resources for all age Christian education

Unit sequence

DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation

Pedagogy

Lecture, tutorial, class presentations

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Reflection paper exploring knowledge of the assigned readings, current understanding of the pastoral ministry, and reflections on that role.
1500 words (to include reflection on aspects of lifelong learning for pastors)

30.0
Report

Report on readings on aspects of catechesis 1250 words

30.0
Learning Resource

Develop a catechetical resource to teach one aspect of the Christian faith 1750 words (demonstrate evidence of interaction with current LCA catechetical resources)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:33 +1100