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P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology

  • Unit Code & NameP8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • DescriptionThis subject introduces the student to pastoral ministry from a theoretical perspective as well as exploring basic practical aspects. 'Being present' with others is foundational to ministry.

    This course unit is an introduction to pastoral and practical theology for ministry. It is also an opportunity to overview the biblical and theological foundations of ministry. Common aspects of ministry will be considered.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Intensive
  • Date3 - 7 July, 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Christine Unicomb
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLecturer input, video clips, class discussion, role plays, group work

    Threshold Concept:
    -The interdisciplinary nature of pastoral theology
    -Evaluation of professional practice
  • AssessmentsAssessment types may include an essay, demonstration of practical skills, personal reflections
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of the unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the contemporary complex issues relating to the practice of pastoral care
    2. Present a critical evaluation of the role of the human sciences in pastoral theology and ministry
    3. Apply advanced critical skills and insights of biblical and theological scholarship to the practice of ministry
    4. Demonstrate mastery of complex theological reflection in the practice of ministry
    5. Use technical and communication skills to independently analyse professional practice
  • Text BooksNo set text