Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Consider and discuss foundational dimensions of their personality and spirituality.
- Critically examine the intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics present within ministry with children, youth and young adults.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of professional practice of generational ministry.
- Develop and articulate effective practices for personal and spiritual vitality.
- Construct and formulate the theological foundations embedded in their professional practice, illustrating by example.
- Practical assessment (1,500 words) (20%)
- Written assessment task (3,500 words each) (50%)
- Written assessment task (3,000 words) (30%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Baab, Lynne M. Personality Type in Congregations: How to Work with Others More Effectively. Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 1998.
- Brain, Peter R. Going the Distance: How to Stay Fit for a Lifetime of Ministry, 2nd ed. Kingsford: Matthias Media, 2006.
- Calhoun, Adele A. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2005.
- Chester, Tim. You Can Change. Nottingham: IVP, 2008.
- Clinton, J. Robert. The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2012.
- Fields, Doug, Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2002.
- Macchia, Stephen A. Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-ordered Way. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2012.
- Osborne, Graham. Be a Better Leader: Personality Type and Difference in Ministry. London: SPCK, 2016.
- Pembroke, Neil. Moving toward Spiritual Maturity: Psychological, Contemplative, and Moral Challenges in Christian Living. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral, 2007.
- Thompson, Curt. The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories we Believe about Ourselves. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015.