The Context of Pastoral Ministry

The unit The Context of Pastoral Ministry develops the student’s knowledge and experience of pastoral ministry, providing opportunities for personal development and insight into appropriate interventions for specific ministry situations. It is intended that this unit will expand the student’s capacity to reflect theologically on their response to everyday pastoral situations.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



9 credit points in Pastoral Theology



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and discuss pastoral issues that arise throughout the life cycle
  2. Explain principles of ethical behaviour and self-care in pastoral ministry
  3. Reflect on the application of pastoral theology to pastoral issues
  4. Develop and display appropriate interventions for issues that arise in pastoral ministry
  5. Reflect on personal responses to issues that arise in pastoral ministry.
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