Church Movement Distinctives

This unit provides students with an opportunity to focus at a foundational level on the denominational distinctives selected by the Member College. This unit provides an opportunity for the student to explore their own vocation in relation to future volunteer or ordained ministry within a specific tradition.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify elementary sociological, historical and theological perspectives that shaped the formation of the selected church movement;
  2. Describe core distinguishing beliefs and practices that differentiate this church movement from other Christian church groups;
  3. Identify contemporary issues impacting the selected church movement;
  4. Integrate perspectives from their broader theological studies with their analysis of the selected church movement; and
  5. Apply the perspectives from the unit to the specific context of the student’s life, vocation and ministry practice.
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