This unit builds on and extends the reflective practices and skills in theological reflection acquired in Exploring Ministry Through Case Studies (Part A). Students will continue to present case studies from a variety of ministry placement settings in which they are engaged. Through experiential methodology students will identify issues, explore a variety of responses, and engage in critical reflection on the theological and pastoral dimensions of each case. A variety of contextual and pastoral topics will be explored – with the focus being on broad leadership competencies such as: Self-awareness, self-care (time management, life-balance), mentoring, discernment and vocation.
Unit Code: DP9260S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Identify and illustrate the complexities of presenting cases in their ministries
Demonstrate the use of case study methodology in theological reflection and leadership
Critically evaluate a range of personal and institutional issues in ministry formation and practice
Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on a pastoral response to selected case studies
Demonstrate a sophisticated integration and evaluation of current research with regard to themes explored in case studies presented.
Students should normally have completed two years of full time theological studies or equivalent (including Foundational Studies in BH, BN, CT and Field D). It is also a prerequisite that students have completed 48 points in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies, as well as Exploring Ministry Through Case Studies (Part A). Students who enrol in this unit must enrol in Part A (DP9160S) in first semester and Part B (DP9260S) in second semester. Students are required to be engaged in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of Supervised Field Education, for a minimum of sixteen hours per week for at least 16 weeks.
Lecture input and case studies. Students are required to engage with a number of supervision protocols and evaluation tasks outside of class. These protocols and tasks provide a framework for reflection, input and learning in ministry which is the focus of this unit. Meetings with a supervisor and peers also provide a context for theological reflection on ministry.
1500 word case study
1500 word case study
2000 word essay
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors and peers (equivalent 1000 words).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-24 15:16:41 +1000