This topic provides the foundational study in a particular aspect of Christian ministry and mission in relation to religious practices in the churches and contemporary society. It includes the analysis and critique of the historical and theological foundations of the practice of ministry, and the contributions of the social sciences. The topic includes analysis of contemporary practice in relation to the above disciplines, and orientation to the understandings and approaches that underlie such practice in particular contexts. This topic will be offered with particular foci, such as liturgy, mission, homiletics, pastoral care, or Christian education.
This topic aims to:
critically analyse the historical and theological foundations of a particular ministry and mission practice as expressed in the Christian churches today
evaluate the influences of societal, cultural, psycho-social and other contextual factors on ministry practice
develop abilities in exercising ministry leadership practices in a particular area at a 'professional' level
develop an advanced understanding of the particular area of study to pursue higher level study or research in that area
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
critically analyse the historical influences shaping a particular ministry and mission practice
evaluate and critique the primary biblical and theological dimensions shaping historical development and contemporary practice in this area
demonstrate an advanced understanding of the primary ways in which culture, context and other social factors influence contemporary practice
demonstrate the application of several key ministry practices with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
demonstrate the capacity to reflect theologically on current practice in this area of ministry and mission
communicate, both verbally and in writing, aspects of current practice in this area of ministry and mission, to a range of audiences
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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