Supervised Ministry Practicum

This postgraduate unit  is designed for those involved in the practice of ministry and builds upon previous theoretical and practical skills and knowledge. The practicum occurs with an appointed supervisor. The mentoring would be with suitably qualified experienced ordained pastors or those in recognised specialist ministries. It will involve supervision and mentoring, reading and theological reflection, considering new paradigms of ministry, understanding contemporary culture and secularism, and the principles of leadership and team building.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the interaction between the theory and practice in ministry
  2. display perceptive understanding of the implications of the interplay between the practice of ministry, the church’s traditions and the contemporary culture
  3. critically evaluate the ministry gifts and leadership of both themselves and others
  4. assess areas of their own ministry that require further development and growth in light of reading and advanced levels of supervision and mentoring
  5. apply a critical appreciation of the place of advanced skills of supervision
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