Details for Healing Ministry

Why don’t people always get healed when we pray for them? What is our responsibility in partnering with God for healing? What does it even mean to be well? What does it mean to be sick? Students undertaking this unit will have the opportunity to investigate the various perspectives on healing throughout the life of the church. Some of the big questions surrounding the ‘why’ of sickness, suffering, and death will also be grappled with. Further, practical skills will be discussed to care for people at these inevitable times of sickness, grief and death.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN506
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Healing Ministry

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

Unit Content


  1. Critically evaluate the biblical, historical and theological foundations for the ministry of healing;
  2. Assess various denominational views regarding health, illness and healing;
  3. Distinguish the role of key people who have been associated with various areas and movements of healing ministry
  4. Critically analyse the integrated relationship between Christian ministries of healing, Christian chaplaincy and other care services provided to the sick and dying;
  5. Critically assess and evaluate alternate theodicies and their implications for an understanding of sickness and healing practices


Subject Content

  1. Personal and Practitioner Reflections upon Healing 
  2. Developing a Biblical Basis for Wholeness, Health and Healing Ministry 
  3. Theological Foundations for Wholeness, Health and Healing
  4. Pentecostal-Charismatic Practices of Wholeness, Health and Healing
  5. Ministry Practice for Wholeness, Health and Healing within the Church
  6. Comparing Alternate Perspectives on Wholeness, Health and Healing
  7. Perspectives on Healing in Different Cultures (Spirit World Aware (animistic) Societies)
  8. Holistic Approaches to Wholeness, Health and Healing
  9. The Role of Chaplaincy in Wholeness, Health and Healing
  10. Pastoral Ministry to the Sick and Dying 
  11. Pastoral Ministry for Wholeness, Health and Healing at Different Life Stages
  12. Pastoral Ministry for Wholeness, Health and Healing in the Disability Context

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 95 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

  • Critical Reflection Paper (30%)
  • Critical Application Paper (30%)
  • Major Essay (40%)