When Christians begin to think about a future in ministry, many questions arise – about their suitability, whether they are ‘called’, what their gifts are and just how they should go about it. So much of what we read and think about ministry is subjective, but this subject encourages students’ thoughts and practice to be guided by the bible, and based on sound theology.
This subject will give you the opportunity to think theologically about ministry, about the purpose of ordination, the nature of ‘calling’, the place of full-time ministry and more. But it also gives you the space to explore your own future, gifts and education pathways. This subject also aims to equip you with some basic ministry skills, including service leading, bible reading, public prayer and basic communication – skills which are necessary in a church-based ministry context.
This subject is usually completed in conjunction with EM063 Personal Evangelism.
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|Workload||One semester, 6 credit points||One semester, 6 credit points|
|Status||Ridley-required foundational subject||Ridley-required foundational subject|
|Teacher||Tim Foster||Tim Foster and Rhys Bezzant|
In this subject, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the topics covered in the syllabus. For online students, these usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Students should allow 4 hours of study time per week for this half-subject.