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Introduction to Spiritual Formation

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Course Summary

This unit promotes the foundation of self-awareness as pivotal to the development of deeply personal, faithful discipleship and spiritual formation that equips the student for effective pastoral ministry to others.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse emotional intelligence as at applies to spiritual maturity

  2. interpret their spiritual and developmental journey as a demonstration of God’s presence in their life

  3. explore and evaluate the fruit of key spiritual disciplines

  4. demonstrate accountability in practicing principles of spiritual self-care

  5. adapt and apply knowledge of spiritual growth in the accompaniment of others


Course Content

  1. Using personal narrative to understand self and others

  2. Biblical foundations of spiritual maturity

  3. Relevant psychological themes supporting an understanding of Christian spirituality

  4. Emotional intelligence and the impact on relationships

  5. Vocational discernment: Personal drive or God’s calling?

  6. Basic spiritual disciplines and practices

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