This unit extends the reflective practices and skills in theological reflection acquired in Supervised Theological Field Education (Part A). Students will further build their framework for reflection, input and learning in leadership and ministry. It takes a specific context and focuses on how theology, scripture, faith and identity impact on a student’s formation for ministry and leadership. Students will engage in critical reflection through case study presentations and peer reflection. A variety of relevant topics will be explored such as: Life-long learning and formation, life-journaling for reflection and transformation (looking back and looking forward).
Unit Code: DP9264S
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 pastoral response
Critically evaluate a range of personal and cultural issues that shape formation and practice
Theologically, pastorally and personally reflect on the benefits of accountability, supervision and self-evaluation in ministry and leadership
Articulate and integrate current research with themes explored in case studies, input and discussion
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 36 points in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies, as well as Supervised Theological Field Education (Part A).
Students are required to be engaged in a pastoral placement, approved by the Director of 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.
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement and reflection with supervisors (equivalent 1000 words).
1750 word case study
1750 word case study
2500 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-20 15:34:12 +1100