PC064-512 Christian Spirituality

Credit Points

12 Credit Points (CPS)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will

A. Know and understand

Demonstrate Foundational knowledge and understanding of Christian spirituality and spiritual disciplines.

B. Be able to

1. Practice the skills of Christian spirituality and spiritual disciplines.
2. Engage with theological study, college activities and ministry experience as elements of a Christian spiritual journey.
3. Present Organised evidence-based perspectives on Christian spirituality and spiritual disciplines.

C. Be in a position to

Apply perspectives and skills from “Christian Spirituality” to ministry contexts and Christian living.


Section A: Spirituality for Christian Life and Ministry (50%)

  1. Defining spirituality and spiritual formation.
  2. Biblical patterns of spirituality
  3. Biblical perspectives and their implications for contemporary spirituality with reference to expressions in contemporary Christian traditions
  4. Theological study of biblical patterns
  5. Growing in a context of spiritual opposition and divine help.
  6. Missional Spirituality

Section B: Historical Spirituality (15%)

  1. A brief exposure to the historical expressions of Christian spirituality with special focus on the contextual factors involved in their formation and the implications for today.

Section C: Spiritual Disciplines for Spiritual Formation (35%)

  1. The functions and misuse of the spiritual disciplines in spiritual formation.
  2. Personal disciplines
  3. Lifestyle disciplines
  4. Corporate disciplines