Relational Dynamics in Spiritual Formation

The unit Relational Dynamics in Spiritual Formation explores the dynamics of influential relationships and their impact on one’s faith and spiritual formation. It assists the student in taking initiative in the development of collaborative relationships as well as expressing healthy communication skills in the development of their relationships with others as well as with God.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



S7101 Formation in Spiritual Living.



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. outline the degree to which significant relationships in their early developmental years have contributed towards their spiritual formation
  2. articulate and apply a body of knowledge, which assesses the self-concept as formed by influential relationships and their developing notion of God as ‘other’, and the link between the two
  3. identify key elements in healthy emotional expressions within their relationships
  4. scrutinize personal communication skills in offering spiritual hospitality to others
  5. practice a range of self-management skills and spiritual virtues in their communication and relationships with others.
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