Spiritual Mentoring

The unit Spiritual Mentoring provides the student with a theoretical and historical overview of the role of spiritual mentoring and extends their practical skills in undertaking the role of a spiritual guide or mentor to another.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



9 credit points in Christian Spirituality



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand the biblical and historical foundations of spiritual mentoring and investigate its resurgence within the wider contemporary church context
  2. analyse selected themes within recent literature on spiritual mentoring as a professional practice
  3. reflect critically on the skills needed in spiritual mentoring
  4. utilise discernment to accurately identify healthy and unhealthy responses in the nurturing of the spiritual journey of others
  5. apply principles of spiritual mentoring in a relevant ministry context and evaluate their experience.
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