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: DP8622L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Practicum

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate awareness and competence in the use of the Lutheran Church of Australia worship resources to prepare and lead worship services


Investigate, analyse and evaluate the nature and role of leadership in worship in a congregational context


Explain the pastoral responsibilities and actions associated with the enactment of the church’s rites (baptism, confirmation, marriages and funerals) on the basis of observation, reflection and debrief


Develop and use reflective practices in the context of leading worship services

Unit sequence

At least 48 points in Field D—Theology: Mission and Ministry


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


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Portfolio Indicative tasks: • Evidence of planning, leading and reviewing worship in various contexts • Evidence of appropriate use of LCA and other worship resources in preparation for leading worship. • Evidence of investigation of and conclusions about the nature of leadership in worship • Evidence of readiness to fulfil pastoral responsibilities associated with enactment of the church’s rites 7000 words equivalent

7000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:08:53 +1100