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NAT11238014 Lead a process of Christian discipleship

NAT11238014 Lead a process of Christian discipleship

This unit is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist others in nurturing and growing their Christian faith or practice. It encompasses the capacity to comprehend the principles of Christian discipleship, engage in self-reflection to enhance personal discipleship, and offer leadership, support, and resources to others. This unit is applicable to those working within Christian organizations who play a role in fostering the faith development of others alongside their own professional endeavors.

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This unit specifically focuses on equipping individuals involved in church ministry with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyze Scripture and theological sources. It is designed to empower leaders within Christian organizations to effectively complete their work tasks and fulfill their responsibilities in the context of church ministry.

By developing the ability to analyze and understand various theological beliefs, including those held by different groups within the church community, leaders can navigate the complexities of church ministry with greater confidence and clarity. This unit encourages individuals to engage in thoughtful and diligent analysis of Scripture and theological sources, enabling them to articulate their findings effectively within their ministry roles.

This unit aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist others in their Christian faith and practice. It requires an understanding of Christian discipleship, the ability to reflect on one's own discipleship, and the capability to provide leadership, support, and resources to others. This unit is applicable to individuals working in Christian organizations, as it focuses on supporting the faith development of others as part of their professional responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes:

Complementary subject Foundations of Faith

Performance Criteria

Research the context for Christian discipleship  

  • Research beliefs, ideas and values regarding Christian discipleship
  • Determine and research spiritual practices that support Christian discipleship suited to organisational context
  • Determine legal requirements and ethical responsibilities that apply to the role of mentoring others in Christian discipleship

Reflect on own discipleship

  • Reflect on own personal journey of discipleship and document learnings
  • Assess own capacity as a role model in terms of ability to gain the trust, confidence and respect of individuals
  • Seek feedback on own skills and development needs in supporting others in discipleship

Support others in discipleship

  • Develop respectful, positive relationships and maintain boundaries in accordance with role and organisational requirements
  • Act as a positive role model, ensuring own interactions and behaviour reflect Christian mission, values and integrity and maintain ethical codes of conduct
  • Provide resources to support discipleship when required
  • Demonstrate and explain spiritual practices and other elements of discipleship to those being supported

Reflect on personal interactions              

  • Reflect on and assess own interactions with those being supported for congruence with the goals of the interaction and ethical codes of conduct
  • Maintain awareness of own values and personal issues, prejudices and attitudes for their potential influence on engagement with others
  • Seek feedback from others on own performance

Knowledge Evidence

  1. The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit.
    This includes knowledge of:
    1. contemporary interpretations of Christian discipleship
    2. Christian spiritual practices
    3. concepts of:
    • role modelling
    • integrity and credibility
    • service
    4. legal and ethical considerations for mentoring others in discipleship, how they are applied in the organisation, how these impact individual workers and the consequences of breaches, including:
    • codes of conduct and practice
    • human dignity
    • duty of care
    • principles and practices for ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable adults
    • work role boundaries
    • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
    • mandatory reporting
    5. ethical practice in the context of the role:
    • types of ethical issues that arise
    • ways to respond
    6. requirements and strategies for maintaining interpersonal boundaries
    7. strategies for self-reflection to support self-awareness

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:

  • provided support for the discipleship journey of at least one individual
  • used self-awareness and reflection to support own discipleship practice and own professional practice in supporting others in their discipleship

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in an environment that reflects workplace conditions, with access to:

  • current legislation, regulations and code of practice
  • organisational policies, procedures and protocols
  • resources for understanding and practicing Christian spiritual practices applicable to organisational context

Complementary subject Foundations of Faith

The student will present the multiple choice assignment from the subject plus a thorough portfolio of evidence

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