Postgraduate Coursework Units

Please see below the Doctor of Ministry/Master of Theological Studies units for 2021. Unless specified, each unit can be taken at level 8 or 9.

PC073: Resilience and Well-being in Ministry

Unit Presenter Dr Grant Bickerton
Mode & Date Intensive | 8-12 Feb
Zoom and on-campus (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
Unit Description In this unit, you will develop an understanding of processes that contribute to resilience and well-being in Christian ministry grounded in contemporary empirical research and a theology of the human person. You’ll have the opportunity to create a self-care plan based on reflective evaluation of processes that contribute to resilience, well-being and longevity in ministry.

PC023: Professional Supervision for Ministry Workers

Unit Presenter  Geoff Broughton and Len Firth
Mode & Date  Intensive | 18-19 Feb and 20-21 May | enrol by 29 January
Pre-requisite for PC024

PC024: Advanced Professional Supervision for Ministry Workers

Unit Presenter  Geoff Broughton and Len Firth
Mode & Date  Intensive | 5-6 August and 16-17 September | enrol by 25 June
Unit Description These two units will equip pastors and church leaders to promote ministry development in others. The units will present a range of theories and models in professional supervision in pastoral contexts and will provide practical training in the skills of professional supervision. Students enter the program as postgraduate professionals, and whilst engaged in their own supervision and supervising of one or two supervisees in the context, integrate the skills and knowledge they will learn in the unit. Professional Supervision for Ministry Workers is a prerequisite for Advanced Professional Supervision for Ministry Workers.

 DE038: Strategic Approaches to Children’s and Youth Ministry

Unit Presenter Graham Stanton and Ruth Lukabyo
Mode & Date Intensive | 21-25 June | enrol by 24 May
Unit Description This unit enables students to examine contemporary strategic approaches to children’s and youth ministry, evaluate theological commitments embedded in such approaches, and propose research-based strategies for effective children’s and youth ministry in changing contexts.

PC087: A Theology of Church and Ministry for the 21st Century

Unit Presenter Dr Graham Cole
Mode & Date 20-24 Sept
Enrol by 23 July
Further details to come

AS001: Introduction to Research Methods

Unit Presenter Designed by Mike Bird, Diane Hockridge and Richard Trist
Mode & Date Online | Semester One, Two, Three
Unit Description MTS students wishing to continue into a research degree may choose to enrol in Introduction to Research Methods to learn the skills of academic research in a theological context. Doctor of Ministry candidates are required to complete a unit of Research Methods which introduces the ministry research candidate or practical theologian to the basic options that are available and used in human or social research today. During this unit, the researcher is introduced to the most commonly used qualitative methodologies as well as a range of ways to source and process the data upon which a compelling thesis may later be built. While no prior knowledge is presumed, by the end of this unit the committed candidate will be able to make their contribution as an authentic researcher of human experiences related to Christian ministry or mission.

Sin and Evil: Ridley Mega-Intensive – Roy Ciampa and Ridley Faculty (2021)

Unit Presenter Roy Ciampa + Ridley Faculty
Mode & Date Intensive | 23-27 August | enrol by 25 June
Only available at level 9
Unit Description A week-long intensive that dives deep into the theme of sin and evil, allowing you to look at the questions from multiple perspectives (bible, theology, ethics, history). Enrol in one of three seminar units (BB204, EM204, TH204). You will consider the implications for your ministry, developing points of application with your peers. Featuring an international speaker, Ridley faculty and a rich and varied program. These units are also available as capstones.

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