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9 cps

Type of Unit                




Academic Staff            

Rev. Alan Galt OAM (2006), BA (Sydney 1964) MA (Macquarie 1980), Acting Level 3 Supervisor of CPE (2003), Senior Lecturer

Curriculum Objectives

This course unit incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry. This reflection occurs with both an appointed supervisor and mentor as well as the formal classroom situation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the unit students should be able to:

  1. identify  features of the support systems necessary to maintain ministry settings
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved in interacting within the mentoring and classroom situation
  3. incorporate the supervisory process and personal journaling as a means of  self-evaluation
  4. demonstrate practical involvement and initiative in the process of practical church ministry
  5. appreciate the process of being mentored as means of personal growth


  1. Ministry placement
  2. Involvement in the process of mentoring and theological reflection with an appointed supervisor
  3. The theory and the practice of pastoral ministry
  4. Mentoring and Journaling
  5. Develop an initial personal ministry profile
  6. Legalities of pastoral ministry

Assessment Profile

  1. Verbatim reports on pastoral interactions (3 reports, 500 words each). Value: 30%
  2. Presentation (2,000 words). Value: 30%
  3. Mid-term and final evaluations. Value: 40%


10 Tuesdays, 8:30am to 3:30pm, March to June

Supervised placements in health care facilities, North Ryde and Lakemba (NSW)