P7378
Supervised Ministry – Hospital Chaplaincy

This unit seeks to develop the awareness of the challenges and opportunities involved in ministry in a variety of contexts and to utilise pastoral supervision and theological reflection in the practice of a ministry placement. It aims to impart the skills of observation, discernment, verbatim writing and the examen, the context of the ministry placement, ethical boundaries and integrity in ministry, theological reflection in ministry practice, and the place of sacramental theology in ministry.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points

18

Prerequisites

P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry;
B7110 Introduction to Biblical Studies;
T7101 Introduction to Theology;
P7176 Supervised Ministry I;
Interview, Criminal Record Clearance, Working with Children Clearance,
Immunisation up to date and acceptance into the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Distinguish the different ways in which people respond to their experience of illness or personal crisis
  2. Identify their personal strengths and challenges within the context of a ministry placement
  3. Articulate the role and utilise the experience of pastoral supervision
  4. Use peer group and individual supervision to evaluate the effectiveness of their ministry
  5. Demonstrate an integration of theology and practice in a ministry context.
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