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: MIN402
  • 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. Develop a biblical, theological and historical knowledge of the nature and practice of Christian spirituality;
  2. Assess the richness and diversity of historic, Christian spirituality and prayer practices from different denominational backgrounds;
  3. Describe, evaluate and experience a range of spiritual disciplines for the purpose of developing individual and corporate spirituality;
  4. Develop an advanced ability to extend approaches to the experience of God beyond those dominant in Pentecostal and charismatic movements;
  5. Consider an understanding of traditional and contemporary expressions of spirituality, including Australian Indigenous spiritualities.

Subject Content

  • Secular Spiritualities
  • Christian spirituality
  • Prayer
  • Scripture and prayer
  • Spiritual direction
  • Work and rest
  • Pentecostal and charismatic spirituality
  • Spiritual disciplines
  • Australian Indigenous spiritualities
  • Friends from the cemetery

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (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

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Forums (10%)
  • Proposal Report (40%)
  • Take Home Exam (20%)