The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation
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
- Current scheduling information is available at DP1141L - The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation (Online) and DP1241L - The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation (Face to face).
- Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
- Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.