This is a practical unit in a supervised ministry context. The unit focuses especially on developing the basic skills needed for leading public worship using the resources of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The student is given the opportunity to become familiar with what is involved in preparing and co-ordinating public worship, leading orders of worship in the context of congregational life in the Lutheran Church of Australia and the contextual issues involved in the enactment of the rites of baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral in the ministry context.

Unit Code: DP3622L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate competence in the use the worship resources of the Lutheran Church of Australia in preparation and leadership of worship


Demonstrate the basic skills required to lead public worship


Explain the pastoral responsibilities associated with the enactment of the church’s rites (baptism, confirmation, marriages and funeral)


Engage positively with supervision in the preparation of worship and debriefing of leadership experiences and demonstrate an ability to reflect and incorporate the supervisor’s feedback

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: At least 36 points in Field D—Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP) Normally • DP3003L Parish Ministry and DL3013L Liturgics or equivalent units • the student fulfils a vocational requirement


This is applied workplace learning informed by relevant literature, supervisory observation and mentoring, and student reflective integrative responses.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

A project report that supports the achievement of the learning outcomes for this practicum, through the specified tasks.

Task 1

A plan for leading worship.

Due the end of week 2

Task 2

A skill demonstration which gives evidence of the use of LCA worship resources in preparation for leading worship.

Due date determined by the supervisor.

Task 3

Lead worship demonstrating the ability to work their plan.

Due date determined by the supervisor.

Task 4

Workplace evaluation in the form of regular debriefs with the supervisor with a focus on developing competency to lead public worship.

Due date etermined by the supervisor.

Task 5

Workshop with the supervisor on the leadership of public worship and a reflection paper including specific points of learning and questions about their ability to lead these rites.

Due second last week of the practicum.

5000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:18:15 +1100