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The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation

Code: DP1041L
Points: 18
Online (live-stream)

In this unit students will explore the theological foundations for Christian discipleship and pastoral ministry, and the role of pastors as leaders in Christian formation in a parish setting.

Students will examine different vocational understandings in light of the church’s expectations of pastors, and reflect on the servant nature of pastoral ministry in light of reading selected biblical and theological foundations for public ministry in the church. The unit explores how pastor and people work together in congregational life and 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 1


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Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Dr Andrew Pfeiffer