Details for Ministry Practicum 2

This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry.



Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MINM06
  • Credit points: 30

Awards offering Ministry Practicum 2

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This paper incorporates learning experiences at a practical level as well as giving opportunity to reflect on both the practice and theory of ministry.




Students should be able to:

  1. Engage in and demonstrate competence in a specific range of pastoral ministry functions.
  2. Perform a selected ministry function with identified responsibilities
  3. Apply the biblical and theological foundations to pastoral ministry practice.
  4. Describe and evaluate the student’s own ministry experience
  5. Demonstrate an ability to set priorities and develop a work plan
  6. Identify the processes involved in establishing and achieving strategic goals 

Subject Content

  • a wide variety of ministry competencies
  • practicum experience of pastoral ministry in the local-church context
  • personal spiritual disciplines
  • ministry practice

Prescribed Text

Patton, John. Pastoral Care – An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.



Representative References

Anderson, K. R and Reese, R.Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999.

Artson, B.S. Gift of Soul, gift of Wisdom: A Spiritual Resource for Mentoring and Leadership. Springfield, NJ:Berham House, 2006.

Blanchard, K, Hybels, B. and Hodges, P. Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace. Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 1999.

Brazo, Carol. Divine Secrets of Mentoring. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

Clinton, R. and Stanley, P.  Connecting, The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1992.

Hendricks, Howard G. and William Hendricks. As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship. Chicago: Moody Press, 1999.

Hillman, George M., ed. Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008.

Holmes, U.T. III & Holmes, U.T. Spirituality for Ministry San Francisco: Morehouse Publishing, 2002.

Jinkins, M. Letters to New Pastors. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Kent, M. Becoming a Woman of Influence. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress Publishing, 2006.

Matthew, T. K. Spirit-Led Ministry in the 21st Century. Xulon Press, 2004.

McKenna, R. B., Boyd, T. N. & Yost, P.R. “Learning Agility in Clergy: Understanding the Personal Strategies and Situational Factors that Enable Pastors to Learn from Experience.” Journal of Psychology and Theology.35:3 (2007):190-201.

Peterson, E. H. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. A Conversation in Spiritual Theology. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005.

Placher, William, ed. Callings. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Schuurman, Douglas. Vocations. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Sellner, E. C. Mentoring: The Ministry of Spiritual Kinship. Cambridge, Mass: Cowley Publications, 2002.

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