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Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Explain the relevance of the life-cycle theory to a pastoral leadership setting.
- Illustrate contextual issues in mission and spirituality.
- Articulate current multicultural issues experienced by local church communities.
- Case study (1,000 words) (30%)
- Reflective paper (1,250 words) (35%)
- Book Review (1,250 words) (35%)
Set texts recommended for purchase highlighted in blue*
- Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. Revised and Expanded Edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.
- Goosen, Gideon C. Bringing churches together: A popular introduction to ecumenism. 2nd edition. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2001.
- Hughes, Philip. Australia’s religious communities. CD-ROM. Nunawading, VIC: Christian Research Association, 2004.
- Lane, Patty. A beginner’s guide to crossing cultures: Making friends in a multicultural world. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
- Lartey, Emmanuel Y. In living color: An intercultural approach to pastoral care and counseling. 2nd edn. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003.
- Law, Eric H F. The Word at the crossings: Living the good news in a multicontextual community. St Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2004.
- Kirk, J Andrew. What is mission? Theological explorations. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999.
- Taylor, Steve. Built for change: a practical theology of innovation and collaboration in leadership. Unley, SA: MediaCom Education Inc, 2016.
- Turley, Bruce. Turning points: An invitation to growth and healing. Melbourne: JBCE, 1985.
- Whipp, Margaret. Pastoral Theology. SCM Studyguide. London: SCM Press, 2013.