Living the Faith: Spirituality, Vocation and Community
DA 1001W / 8001W
GradDip : Foundational Unit : Theology: Mission and Ministry
MDiv : Foundational Unit : Groundwork for Christian Ministry
With the underlying purpose of making spiritual formation and the disciplines of discernment and self-discovery explicit to the educational experience from the students’ first year of study, this unit is designed to provide participants with the basic skills and resources to make life-giving connections between theology and the practice of faith.
Successful completion of this unit will enable students to:
- Explore their own sense of self, vocation and ministry vision
- Appreciate the contours and possibilities of the major sub-disciplines of practical theology
- Utilize models of theological reflection that integrate theory, experience and practice
- Experience the richness of learning in community.
- Level 8: Demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research at postgraduate level.
Ballard, Paul H and John Pritchard. Practical theology in action: Christian thinking in the service of church and society. London: SPCK, 1996
Bass, Dorothy C (ed.). Practicing our faith: A way of life for a searching people. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997
Ford, David F. The shape of living: Spiritual disciplines for everyday life. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999
Lamott, Anne. Traveling mercies: Some thoughts on faith. New York: Anchor Books, 1999
Moltmann, Jürgen. The source of life: The Holy Spirit and the theology of life. London: SCM, 1997
Palmer, Parker J. Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000