Content

The unit is a pastoral theology unit. In this unit students are provided with opportunity to reflect on the nature of the pastoral ministry especially as it is understood in the Lutheran Church of Australia. Students will focus on the pastoral ministry involved at key times of people’s lives such as birth, marriage and death, and studies selected Lutheran Church of Australia’ Rites (for example, baptism, marriage, funeral).

Unit Code: DP8203L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain the practice of LCA pastoral ministry in terms of servanthood and leadership

2.

Articulate how a Lutheran sacramental theology informs pastoral practice at key times in people’s lives

3.

Identify and discuss the appropriate use of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Church Rites in congregational, school and aged care ministry

4.

Demonstrate a developed capacity to thoughtfully engage in the processes of theological reflection on the pastoral role in the church.

Pedagogy

Reading of the pastoral epistles with reflection. Lecture and additional readings as the basis for class discussion.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Book Review

Book Review 1500 words

25.0
Report

Report 1500 words

25.0
Essay

Essay 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:54:59 +1100