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Foundations for Pastoral and Congregational Formation

Code: DP2004L
Points: 18
Study mode: Face to face

This unit enables students to explore the theological foundations for pastoral ministry and the role of pastors as leaders in Christian formation in a parish setting. 

In particular, students will examine individual vocational understandings in light of the church’s expectations of pastors. This is achieved mainly by reading selected biblical and theological foundations for public ministry in the church and reflecting on the servant nature of pastoral ministry in light of those readings. Students will also examine the theological foundations for, and content of, Christian discipleship at a parish level; this exploration aims to equip and enable students for effective catechetical leadership in the educational program of a Christian congregation.

Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Study level: Undergraduate Level 2 (can also be studied at Level 1)



Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.

Dr Andrew Pfeiffer