Distinctives of Church Movements

This course unit provides students with an opportunity to focus at an advanced level on the movement/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 contemporary ministry. Students will explore the selected movement with a view to understanding the requirements and challenges involved in a vocation within that movement.

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. Explain the sociological, historical and theological perspectives that shaped the formation of the selected church movement/ denomination;
  2. Determine core distinguishing beliefs and practices that inform the theology and ministry practice of the movement/ denomination;
  3. Analyse the impact and/or contribution of the church movement/ denomination to the broader Christian community;
  4. Analyse contemporary issues that impact the church movement/ denomination;
  5. Outline an intentional strategy for applying the movement/ denominational distinctives to the student’s ministry context.
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