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S7101 Spiritual Formation

  • Unit Code & NameS7101 Spiritual Formation
  • DescriptionThis deeply personal unit charts the ways God forms people in Christlikeness. Students explore practices ancient and modern which the Spirit uses to shape lives. They complement class work with retreats, mentoring and times of prayer.

    This course unit promotes, in a foundational way, the personal and spiritual awareness and growth of students, establishing the affective and vocational dimensions of self-knowledge.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateThough delivered online, students may be required to attend some compulsory retreats or meetings
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Peter Farthing
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, reading, discussion, mentoring, retreats, formation group, half-night of prayer
  • AssessmentsStudents will write a paper reflecting on their personal journey with God. Together with others they will plan a retreat, then evaluate it. And they will present on God's work in them
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Outline a broad and coherent knowledge of emotional intelligence as at applies to spiritual maturity.
    2. Interpret their spiritual and developmental journey as a demonstration of God's presence in their life.
    3. Explore and evaluate the fruit of key spiritual disciplines.
    4. Demonstrate accountability in practicing principles of spiritual self- care.
    5. Adapt and apply knowledge of spiritual growth in the accompaniment of others.
  • Text BooksCalhoun, Adele Ahlberg. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us. Downers Grove: Intervarsity, 2005.

    Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. San Francisco: Harper. 2008.