12 Credit Points (CPS)
On successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
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%)
- Defining spirituality and spiritual formation.
- Biblical patterns of spirituality
- Biblical perspectives and their implications for contemporary spirituality with reference to expressions in contemporary Christian traditions
- Theological study of biblical patterns
- Growing in a context of spiritual opposition and divine help.
- Missional Spirituality
Section B: Historical Spirituality (15%)
- 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%)
- The functions and misuse of the spiritual disciplines in spiritual formation.
- Personal disciplines
- Lifestyle disciplines
- Corporate disciplines