Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills in supervision practice;
- Understand the structure of supervision for ordination candidates and ministers-in-formation, particularly goal setting, case-studies and evaluations;
- Apply the principles of evaluation and feedback in supervision;
- Understand the dynamics of power and implement this understanding in providing a safe and ethical pastoral practice of supervision;
- Demonstrate integration of their theological understanding with their supervision praxis in a final essay.
- Group participation (20%)
- Four case study reflections (750 words each) (40%)
- Integration essay (3,000 words) (40%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Graham, Elaine, Heather Walton, and Frances Ward. Theological Reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press, 2005.
- Hawkins, Peter, and Robin Shohet. Supervision in the Helping Professions. 2nd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2000.
- Kinast, Robert L. Let Ministry Teach: A Guide to Theological Reflection. Collegeville Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1996.
- ————. Making Faith-Sense: Theological Reflection in Everyday Life Collegeville Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1999.
- Paver, John E. Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry: The Search for Integration in Theology. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2006.
- Pohly, Kenneth. Transforming the Rough Places: The Ministry of Supervision. 2nd ed. Franklin, Tennessee: Providence House Publishers, 2001.
- Pyle, William T., and Mary Alice Seals, eds. Experiencing Ministry Supervision: A Field-Based Approach. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1995.
- Thompson, Judith, Stephen Pattison, and Ross Thompson. SCM Study Guide to Theological Reflection. London: SCM Press, 2008.
- Ward, Frances. Lifelong Learning: Theological Education and Supervision. London: SCM Press, 2005.
- Whitehead, James D., and Evelyn Eaton Whitehead. Method in Ministry: Theological Reflection and Christian Ministry. Revised ed. Franklin, Wisconsin: Sheed and Ward, 1999.