Whether you find ministry a joy and a blessing, or isolating and tough, or all of the above, a framework for understanding your capabilities and limitations and strategies to maintain resilience are essential. Through developing and implementing your own self-care plan, and working on self-care practices, this unit will help you to nurture practices and spiritual habits that will support the ongoing demands of Christian life and ministry.
Review one of the asterisked books, ensuring you offer an outline of the argument, key evidence for the thesis, critical engagement and personal reflection.
Following the conference, write an extended personal reflection highlighting the key learnings, major themes, and most pertinent moments of the week. Assess one of the issues that you found most contentious. Consider which topics are most significant for you at the present time and explain the reason for their importance. Identify some specific changes you will make in the short term as a result of your learning.
Develop a self-care plan that will promote your own well-being and resilience in ministry. This should follow the structure discussed in class.
Include a rationale of 1,000 to 1,500 words which describes your context, engages with research perspectives and explains the theoretical principles that undergird your thinking.