This unit will extend students skills in ministry practice and theological reflection. Students will be placed in a field placement with an accredited placement supervisor. They will engage in contextual ministry practice and through theological reflection and supervision develop skills and demonstrate advanced core competencies in the practice of ministry. Placements available are wide ranging within both metropolitan and rural contexts. Attention will be given to the development of skills in ministry and demonstrated leadership within the 21st century church. Attention will be given to the integration of placement learning and classroom learning.

Unit Code: DP9900P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Develop and demonstrate competencies in ministry leadership in the context of a field placement


Demonstrate the ability to theologically reflect on their practice of ministry and ministry context.


Document the learning about ministry and self-awareness that has resulted from the field placement.


Create and evaluate goals in the context of the field placement


Reflect critically on the contribution of the field placement to their spiritual and personal development and ministerial identity


Integrate their wider theological reading into theological reflection on the placement context.

Unit sequence

Co-requisites: This unit accompanies or follows immediately on from engagement in an approved Field Education Placement.


Supervised Ministry Experience Theological Reflection in Placement and Seminar


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Learning agreement and Evaluations (2000 words)

2000 40.0

Essay (3000) words

3000 40.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Theological Reflection Seminar (1000 words equivalent)

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 12:08:57 +1000