Details for Theory and Practice in Ministry

This subject explores effective pastoral theology and ministry models. Students will gain a systemic and critical understanding of complex and advanced ministry issues and will apply advanced research skills to a topic of research on a contemporary ministry issue.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN701
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Ian Jagelman

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Theory and Practice in Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of complex and advanced ministry issues;
  2. Demonstrate an expert ability to autonomously and analytically engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation of specific ministry contexts;
  3. Critically assess and apply effective pastoral theology and ministry models as they relate to individuals, groups and/or situations;
  4. Propose a topic of research on a contemporary ministry issue and develop an articulate research approach;
  5. Display an advanced level of integrative reflection which will inform and enhance ministry practice.

Subject Content

  • Research traditions and paradigms
  • Theories and conceptual tools to better understand ministry practice
  • Pastoral theology, ministry models and ethical issues
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in the field of Christian ministry
  • Data analysis, validity and reliability in research
  • Theological method and interpretation

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (Two weeks (not necessarily consecutive): 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + 170 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Literature Review (50%)
  • Methodology Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

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