Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the frameworks and skills for pastoral supervisory practice;
- Critically consider the structure and theological basis for supervision for ordination candidates.
- Evaluate contexts and experiences of ministry and formation in terms of the ethical and duty of care principles, including the principles of evaluation and feedback in supervision;
- Critically examine the dynamics of power in the supervisory relationship and implement this understanding in providing a safe and ethical pastoral practice of supervision;
- Integrate their theological understanding with their supervision praxis.
- Three case studies (3,000 words) (40%)
- One essay (3,000 words) (40%)
- One seminar paper (1,000 words) (20%)
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.
- Johnson, Abigail. Shaping Spiritual Leaders: Supervision and formation in Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2007.
- Kinast, Robert L. Let Ministry Teach: A Guide to Theological Reflection. Collegeville Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1996.
- Leach, Jane & Patterson, Michael. Pastoral Supervision: A handbook. London: SCM Press, 2010
- 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 and Mary Alice Seals, eds. Experiencing Ministry Supervision: A Field-Based Approach. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1995.
- Shohet, Robyn.ed. Passionate Supervision. London, Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2008
- Swift, Christopher, Cobb, Mark, Todd, Andrew. A Handbook of chaplaincy studies: understanding spiritual care in public places. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2015.
- 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.
Pastoral Theology and Ministry (DP)
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Students will have successfully completed Supervised Theological Field Education (DP9067W and DP9069W) in an award. In addition, they will need to complete an application form and be interviewed and approved for acceptance into the program by the lecturer of Field Education.
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Intensive: 5 days in February/March 2021 (Cancelled)