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Self-Care and Resilience

Unit Overview
This unit will enable you to critically examine current research concerning well-being and resilience in Christian ministry, surveying the unique dynamics of Christian ministry and particular resources and demands associated with longevity. You will explore a theological understanding of the human person, goals, and human capabilities/limitations related to resilience and well-being, and develop methods, tools, and holistic practices to improve self-awareness and assist with long-term well-being and engagement in vocational Christian ministry.

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Unit Details 

  On-campus
Unit Code PC073-812_912
Workload Intensive, 12 credit points
Status Advanced
Prerequisites 48 credit points at level 8 or above
Teacher Grant Bickerton

Unit Content

  • Introduction to well-being in ministry
  • Framework for well-being in ministry
  • Personal model of self-care to promote well-being

Study Expectations
This unit is taught at level 9 as part of Ridley’s Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry courses. Students are expected to demonstrate a capacity for independent research-driven perspectives on children’s and youth ministry. In addition to the time spent in intensive classes, students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this advanced unit.

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