Giving students the opportunity to apply their learning, this unit involves supervised fieldwork in a cross-cultural ministry context.
Professional development for anyone in ministry involves learning to reflect on their ministry practice and personal ministry style. This unit helps students become reflective practitioners as they experience the challenge of integrating theory and practice.
Students are welcome to design their own ministry experience in consultation with the lecturer, either overseas or in a local cross-cultural setting.
The unit comprises tailored preparation for cross-cultural ministry exposure, expertly supervised local or overseas cross-cultural fieldwork, and reflection on the fieldwork experience from a biblical, missiological, philosophical and educational perspective.
This unit is particularly helpful for later-year students who are already involved in ministry and want to reflect on the challenges of cross-cultural gospel work.
|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points|
|Prerequisites||48 credit points of core foundation units|
|When||By agreement with the lecturer|
Section A: Preparation
Students must undertake supervised preparation for cross-cultural ministry exposure, so that they may benefit from their field experience. The unit should include input from people who have lived in the culture concerned, preferably from members of the culture, unless this is wholly impracticable.
Section B: Fieldwork
An experience of ONE of the following situations;
In each case, the following conditions apply:
Section C: Evaluation and Reflection
Students are to spend some time in reflection upon their fieldwork, including group discussion and a written individual reflection concerning problems encountered, issues raised and encouragements received, having regard to the literature on the subject and to the Scriptures.
Interested students should consult the lecturer.