Unit overview and content

This unit provides an in depth study of the formational responsibilities of those who lead in Christian ministries.  Focussing on the meaning, content and processes of formation, and also on the formational responsibilities of a leader, it examines insights drawn from the Christian faith tradition. Context, community and the needs of the leader, as well as issues concerning adult spirituality in Christian faith settings, are also addressed. In addition, the unit explores the notion of contemporary Christian mission and the implications of this for formation. It outlines the contours of a new approach to formation.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Praxis Exercise (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Research Project (30%)
  • Major Essay (30%)