Content

This unit will enable students to articulate a theology of vocation as they engage with a range of biblical, theological and contextual resources. Students will draw on experiential contexts and experiments to develop both reflective practice skills and discernment capacities. These processes will be bought into dialogue with how students express their ongoing purposeful engagement with the world. Key theological and formational issues will be explored e.g. spiritual health and resilience; deep listening in a noisy world; purpose and sustainability; emerging frontiers of missional thinking and practically partnering with God and community in mission.

Unit Code: DP8017S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.

2.

Articulate a description of vocation that is framed by and relevant to context and role.

3.

Critically evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on spiritual discernment and discipline

4.

Discern and describe a personal understanding of vocation informed by theological reflection, formative experiences and ministry context.

5.

Integrate theological and biblical insights with practice and apply these insights in their vocational setting.

Unit sequence

DP8014S Theological Reflection on Vocation Part A

Pedagogy

Classroom lectures and experiential methodology in contexts. Evaluating various field experiences provides a framework for reflection, input and learning about calling and vocation. Meetings with mentors and peers also provide opportunity for theological reflection.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Journal

4 x 500 word discernment journals

2000
Personal and Professional Evaluation

1000 word reflective self-assessment

1000
Essay

2500 word integrative essay

2500
Essay

Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement with peers and reflection with mentors (equivalent 500 words).

200
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 10:48:27 +1000