Christian Spirituality

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: MIN102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Joshua Newington



Awards offering Christian Spirituality

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit introduces students to traditional and contemporary Christian approaches to Spirituality. It focuses particularly on the way in which pentecostal/charismatic movements have experienced God.


  1. Describe and experience a range of spiritual disciplines for the purpose of developing individual and corporate spirituality;
  2. Indicate an ability to extend approaches to the experience of God beyond those dominant in Pentecostal and charismatic movements;
  3. Describe an understanding of traditional and contemporary expressions of spirituality, including indigenous spirituality;
  4. Acquire a theological, biblical and historical knowledge of the nature and practice of Christian spirituality;
  5. Describe the richness and diversity of historic, Christian spirituality and prayer from different denominational backgrounds;

Subject Content

  1. What is spirituality
  2. What is prayer
  3. Scripture and prayer
  4. What is spiritual direction
  5. Work and rest
  6. What is Pentecostal and charasmatic spirituality
  7. What are spiritual disciplines
  8. What is Australian indigenous spirituality

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Journal (15%)
  • Proposal Report (40%)
  • Critical Book Review (25%)
  • Exam (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Please consult your instructor before purchasing any texts