The unit introduces a range of theories and models in professional supervision in pastoral contexts, and provides practical training in the skills of professional supervision, particularly in the area of contracting. All students enter the program as postgraduate professionals and, whilst engaged in their own supervision and supervising one or two supervisees in their context, integrate the skills and knowledge they are learning in the unit.
This unit contributes to course objectives by enhancing the professional and vocational skills of practitioners to promote ministry development in others. The purpose of the unit is to provide best practice knowledge and skill in professional supervision.
|Workload||Semester One Extensive|
|Prerequisites||48 credit points, level 8|
|When||February 28-29, 2020
May 14-15, 2020
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Dr Geoff Broughton is Lecturer in Christian Theology and Practical Theology at St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, a partner in the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University. He has taught various courses in Australia and the USA in youth ministry, popular culture, ethics and Christian spirituality. Through St Mark’s Geoff is involved in clergy training, formation and the teaching of professional supervision.
Archdeacon Len Firth is a Lecturer in Bible and theology at Ridley College for NESB students as well as being a missional facilitator as an Archdeacon in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. He has been an active supervisor for students in ministry placements in both parish and Bible teaching contexts. He is also involved as a coaching supervisor and has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision through St Mark’s (as taught in the Ridley course 2018). He is an accredited facilitator of Ministry Renewal Retreat groups.