1 x 2-hour supervised study weekly
Enrolment not permitted
THEO3511 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Project
Topic description

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 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.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Analyse critically the historical and theological foundations of a new aspect 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 new and advanced understanding of the particular area of study to pursue higher level study or research in this particular area
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically analyse and critique historical influences and the primary biblical and theological dimensions shaping the broad development of contemporary practice , as well as specific ministry and mission practices
  2. Analyse the influence of culture, context, and other social factors on contemporary practice
  3. Demonstrate expertise in several key ministry practices in this area at a 'professional' level
  4. Demonstrate the capacity to reflect theologically on current practice in this area of ministry and mission
  5. Communicate, both verbally and in writing, aspects of current practice in this area of ministry and mission, to a range of audiences