Details for Character Formation and Ministry

Ever wondered if there were other ways to express faith, apart from lifting your hands during worship? Would you like to deepen the spirituality of your local Christian community, but find yourself hesitating, uncertain of the appropriate boundaries? Students with these questions and more will find themselves challenged as they partake in this foundational unit, designed specifically to introduce charismatic and Pentecostal Christians to the broader history of Christian spiritual approaches. In doing so, students will have a chance to connect with their heritage and participate in a broad range of spiritual exercises practiced by the wider body of Christ throughout history.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN012
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe

Awards offering Character Formation and Ministry

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

Unit Content


  1. Describe an understanding of biblical, traditional and contemporary expressions of a Pentecostal spirituality;
  2. Recognise the spiritual habits of historical and contemporary influential people;
  3. Identify and apply biblical virtues in the contemporary context;
  4. Acquire spiritual habits and reflect on one’s character formation.

Subject Content

  • Spirituality: Pentecostalism and Indigenous Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation and Character Formation
  • Biblical Virtues and The Scriptures
  • The Power of Habits and Worship
  • Meditation, Prayer, Giving and Fasting
  • Discipleship
  • Rest and Solitude
  • Evangelism, Confession and Forgiveness
  • Love and Care

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Tests (25%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Personal Reflection (20%)
  • Journal Entries (30%)