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Semester 2 unit | Professional issues in pastoral ministry

Semester 2 unit at Yarra Theological Union

This unit explores a comprehensive range of personal, professional, and ethical issues common to pastoral ministry, providing students with opportunities to engage in a reflexive process for reviewing their pastoral practice.

The unit emphasises evidence-based practice in ministry, and the intersection of personal and professional outlooks in forming ministry practice. It focusses on: personal calling and discernment; personal virtues, strengths and professional skills as key foundations to for ethical practice; professional ethics and ethical decision making; confidentiality; and keeping professional boundaries; power and trust issues; and potential areas of professional misconduct.

The unit also explores the significance of reflexive practice, professional consultation and supervision in maintaining a compassionate and just ministry; and the benefits of spiritual health and wellbeing for ministry practice.

Unit details

College Yarra Theological Union
Lecturer Rev Dr Barry Rogers
Level Level 3; Level 9
Study Mode Face-to-face

Online – Synchronous

Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

Unit Codes DP3006Y – Face to Face

DP3006Y – Online – Synchronous

DP9006Y – Face to Face

DP9006Y – Online – Synchronous


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