This unit introduces students to an action-reflection model of learning in a specific community service placement. It includes a focus on the development of competency in skills relevant to holistic mission and ministry. Students will reflect on their engagement in a range of experiences in connection with the life, mission and ministry of a faith based social or community service agency. This unit is predominantly delivered in non-classroom based settings.

Unit code: DA2106B (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Mission and Ministry

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate competence, and contextualised understanding of pastoral practice in a range of leadership and service delivery skills in relation to a social or community service agency.


Reflect critically on the placement and its contribution to the formation of their vocational identity.


Analyse and critically evaluate the factors affecting a social or community service agency in delivering holistic mission and ministry.


Identify and illustrate how their action-reflection skills enabled them to evaluate their own learning through contribution to, and practical engagement with, the placement.

Unit sequence

30 points from Field B, C or DM or equivalent


Learning is achieved through action-reflection on assigned placements, as well as individual and group supervision. It is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis only.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Avis, P. A Ministry Shaped by Mission. London: T & T Clark, 2005.
  • Booth, William. In Darkest England and the Way Out. London: Charles Knight & Co Ltd, 1970.
  • Campbell, Craig. “Emerging Images of Salvationist Mission.” PhD Diss., Melbourne College of Divinity, 2005.
  • Carroll, Michael and Maria C. Gilbert. On Being a Supervisee: Creating Learning Partnerships. 2nd Edition. Melbourne: Psychoz Publications, 2011.
  • Floding, Matthew. Welcome to Theological Field Education. Alban Press. Virginia, 2011.
  • Graham, Elaine, Heather Walton, and Frances Ward. Theological Reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press,2005.
  • Lindsay, Rae. Recognising Spirituality: The Interface Between Faith and Social Work. Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2002.
  • Needham, Phil. Community in Mission: A Salvationist Ecclesiology. London: Campfield Press, 1987.
  • Palmer, Parker J. Let your life speak: Listening to the voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
  • Waldron, John D. Creed and Deed: Towards a Christian Theology of Social Services in The Salvation Army. Ontario: Triumph Press, 1986.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

2000 word integrative essay

2000 50.0
Case Study

1250 word case study/critical incident reflection

1250 25.0

1250 word learning agreement and learning achievement report

1250 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit record last updated: 2019-05-29 15:39:21 +1000