This unit will foster an adult faith-learning community in which students will be helped to explore the dynamics of three interconnected elements in their lives in formation for ministry in the Anglican tradition: identity, vocation and mission. The key aim of this unit is to enable learning of Anglican understandings of dynamics of public representation in ministry, with various supporting aims within that central purpose. These include enabling understanding of patterns of Anglican communal life and daily prayer; Anglican understandings of church, culture and sociality; current issues in Anglican ecclesiology and the diverse self-understanding of the Anglican Communion. It will also introduce methods of theological reflection that assist the integration of Scripture of life experience for ministry.

Unit Code: DA8100T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate an understanding of the relationship between the ministry of the individual and the ministry of all God's people in relation to important texts and theologians


Reflect on their understanding of their personal vocation in the light of life experience and their own developing understanding of the Anglican tradition of Christian Faith as well as official and contested understandings within the tradition


Identify and demonstrate effective use of a range of models of theological reflection to assist in reflective practice in ministry


Critically examine the way in which the Anglican Church in Australia embodies a Christian polity.


Analyse and critique the strengths and weaknesses of Anglican approaches to ministry in comparison with the wider Anglican tradition worldwide, in the light of the particularities of its contexts.


Lectures, online or classed based discussion, guided reading, tutorial presentations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay (3000 words)

3000 50.0

Essay (3000 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-31 09:19:14 +1000