Spiritual Formation For Ministry

This unit develops the context of personal spiritual formation as intentional preparation for Christian ministry. It further extends the capacity to contemplate formational challenge and manage unique issues related to life of a minister. It focuses on the vocational call to ministry, transition in life and ministry, challenges in ministry failure, emotional and mental health in the minister, and personal and professional reflection practices: retreating, communal discernment.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



S7101 Formation in Spiritual Living and
S7201 Rational Dynamics in Spiritual Formation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit a student will be able to:

  1. Critique the role of a contemporary Christian minister and categorize vital formational aspects related to the enhancement of this vocation.
  2. Forecast key transformational and transitional phases a life of ministry
  3. Process ministry failure and the formational invitations its presents.
  4. Generate significant self-awareness using reflective practices to establish vocational clarity.
  5. Formulate and organize a discernment process that manages and interprets ministry challenges.
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