This unit explores the sacramental ministry of the church, especially, Baptism and Eucharist and ordained ministry in the context of the whole people of God. It aims to help students to understand the biblical bases of sacramental theology and practice and of Christian Ministry, to identify the mutual shaping of sacramental practice and theology through Christian history, to appreciate critically different sacramental theologies and views of ministry and to begin to develop a coherent theology with which to address contemporary questions about sacraments and ministry.

Unit Code: CT3900T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an awareness of the biblical and theological resources relevant to the theology of at least two of Baptism, Eucharist and ministry


Articulate an appreciation of the arguments on both sides of the church dividing issues relating to at least two of Baptism, Eucharist and ministry


Analyse theological positions in relation to Baptism, Eucharist and ministry


Critically evaluate the contemporary theology and practices relating to sacraments against those of other churches

Unit sequence

CT1000T Christian Creeds or equivalent


Lectures, seminars, seminar presentations, discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Folio of 5 x 300 word reflections: three chosen toward final assessment (equivalent of 1,000 words)

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (submitted as 1,000 words)

0 25.0

Essay of 3,000 words

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-17 16:20:08 +1000