Denominational Distinctives

This course unit provides students with an opportunity to focus at an advanced level on the denominational distinctives (selected by the college). It enables students to critically examine theological, historical and sociological perspectives within the ministry practice of a specific tradition and to examine how to apply those perspectives to leadership in contemporary ministry.

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. Assess the significance of the sociological, historical and theological perspectives that shaped the formation of the selected  movement/ denomination;
  2. Analyse the contemporary relevance of core distinguishing beliefs and practices that inform the theology and ministry practice of the movement/ denomination;
  3. Evaluate the role of the movement/denomination within the broader Christian community;
  4. Analyse the movement/denomination’s engagement with contemporary issues from the perspective of its distinctives;
  5. Develop an intentional strategy for applying the movement/denominational distinctives to a leadership role within the student’s ministry context.
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