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NAT11239007 Provide guidance on ethical issues in a Christian ministry context

NAT11239007 Provide guidance on ethical issues in a Christian ministry context

This unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze complex ethical issues and apply a deep understanding of theology within a Christian context. Participants will refine their ability to critically assess ethical matters and provide thoughtful guidance to others. The content is specifically designed for leaders within Christian organizations who play a crucial role in identifying and addressing ethical challenges, while ensuring the maintenance of ethical standards for their community.

Description:

This unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze complex ethical issues and apply a deep understanding of theology within a Christian context. Participants will refine their ability to critically assess ethical matters and provide thoughtful guidance to others. The content is specifically designed for leaders within Christian organizations who play a crucial role in identifying and addressing ethical challenges, while ensuring the maintenance of ethical standards for their community.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this unit, participants will be able to:

Analyze ethical issues with a sophisticated understanding of Christian teachings and principles
Provide guidance, based on thorough ethical analysis, to individuals and groups within a Christian context
Apply advanced theological concepts to ethical decision-making processes
Demonstrate leadership skills in guiding and supporting others in navigating complex ethical dilemmas

Target Audience:

This unit is ideal for Christian leaders and professionals within Christian organizations who are responsible for analyzing ethical issues and providing ethical guidance to their community. It is particularly relevant for individuals in leadership positions who continually encounter ethical challenges and must ensure ethical standards are upheld within their organization.

By completing this unit, participants will develop a deeper understanding of ethical analysis and gain the confidence to provide guidance on complex ethical matters. They will be equipped with advanced theological knowledge to inform their decision-making, enabling them to effectively lead and support others within a Christian setting.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Analyse ethical issues theologically

  1. Critically analyse complex ethical matters theologically with reference to other disciplines
  2. Critically analyse the relationship between theological beliefs and church practice in relation to ethical matters
  3. Determine influences that shape contemporary theology and church practice in relation to a current ethical issue

Apply ethical and theological analysis to contemporary issues   

  1. Determine and critically analyse the application of theology and ethics to individual and community life
  2. Assess the impact of context on the application of ethics to individual and community life

Provide guidance and advice on ethical matters

  1. Present theological and ethical ideas in a manner suited to the audience and context and in accordance with organisational requirements
  2. Respond to questions on ethical and theological matters in accordance with organisational expectations
  3. Reflect on own communication and interaction with others to determine the effectiveness of communication in supporting ethical practice

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:

  • analysed at least two ethical issues at depth and provided guidance on these issues to others

In the course of the above the candidate must:

  • analyse and compare detailed theological information in context
  • communicate complex information and advanced concepts clearly
  • use a minimum of six resources for advanced theological research in accordance with task and organisational requirements
  • reflect on effectiveness of own practice in providing guidance to others and document own response and learning

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

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:

  • Christian ethical principles
  • ethical theories and approaches
  • frameworks for ethical decision making
  • connections between Christian ethics and contemporary social ethics
  • contextual factors that impact behaviour, values and ethical practice including
    • culture
    • gender
    • age
  • legal and ethical considerations in providing ethical guidance and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice:
    • codes of conduct
    • duty of care
    • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
    • rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients
    • work role boundaries

Assessment

Complementary text:  Principals and Practice of Pastoral Ministry

Assessments will include an open-book questionnaire and a portfolio of evidence

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