Spiritual Mentoring

This specialised graduate unit provides a theoretical and historical overview of the role of spiritual mentoring as well as extends practical skills in undertaking the role of a spiritual guide or mentor to another. It addresses the basics of spiritual mentoring models and methods, an historical overview of spiritual accompaniment, healthy and unhealthy spirituality, advanced listening, presence and communication skills, the art, gift and skills of spiritual discernment, spiritual formation through the life span, and ethics and supervision in spiritual mentoring as a professional practice.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



S8501 Formation in Christian Leadership or
S8559 The Christian Spiritual Tradition.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand Spiritual Mentoring as both a biblical and historical charism as well as recent developments in its resurgence within the wider contemporary church context
  2. communicate and demonstrate mastery of an area of research within the scope of Spiritual Mentoring as a professional practice
  3. reflect critically on the skills needed in Spiritual Mentoring
  4. demonstrate accurate discernment of healthy and unhealthy responses in the nurturing of the spiritual journey of others
  5. evaluate ones suitability and professional aptitude to undertake a ministry in the field of spiritual mentoring.
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