PR752.306 Ministry Field Education 1



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit commences with an introduction to further processes of ministry planning, critical reflection, theological reflection and cultural investigation beyond those covered in PR372.406 Ministry Field Education 1. Key components of ministry field education evaluation are considered.

Particular attention is given to how students can assess and plan their ministry activities. The action-reflection skills that are required to meet the demands made on the student in a range of ministry situations are identified. The bulk of this unit involves supervised practical experience in a mission and/or ministry, community or marketplace situation, theological and critical reflection, and application of strategies for ministry supervision, spiritual direction and personal survival.

An important component of the unit requires the student to evaluate critical incidents and effectiveness in various ministry situations. On-campus workshop/tutorial sessions will be used for presentations of critical incident and ministry observation reports.

Throughout the unit, emphasis is placed on the need for students to take responsibility for managing their own ministry field education. The need for an appropriate and professional ethical standard of behaviour in ministry situations is stressed throughout the unit. Through analysis of other students’ critical incidence and reflection reports, students gain insight into the issues of ministry and practice reflection.

Each student will be supervised by an appropriate ministry field education supervisor and maintain a relationship with an approved spiritual director. Field ministry placements may comprise 50% church-based and 50% community-based activities, with variations depending on the student’s situation.

At the conclusion of the unit, the student is expected to be able to evaluate their ministry field education and plan further ministry.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies may include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; field trips; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and online interaction; and the use of ministry observations and critical incident reports.

Unit offerings

Independent/Flexible: Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 2, 2020

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.