Units (Subjects)

Christian Mentoring

AQF: 8/9


We live in an era when Christian leadership is intensely challenging. It is more important than ever for leaders to find competent support for effective ministry and personal development. Christian mentoring is an intentional 1 to 1 ministry that helps good leaders flourish as thoughtful and secure Christian disciples in the midst of the challenges of ministry and life.

This unit is designed to contribute to your professional and vocational formation in ministry by addressing the concept and practice of Christian mentoring as a specialist area within your ministry. Christian mentoring is a broad and important area of specialised ministry and research that requires accomplished scholarly practitioners to master a significant range of theory and practice.

We'll focus on three main areas:

  • Biblical, theological and contemporary theoretical perspectives on mentoring;
  • Skills and methods in mentoring;
  • Fieldwork in which you apply your developing competence in one or two mentoring relationships.

This unit consists of three workshops. It is the first of a series of three units that is taught at SMBC over two-three years. Together they will build competence for Christian mentoring at an advanced level. By taking these three units for a Graduate Certificate of Divinity, Graduate Diploma of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies you will be qualified for mentoring in a variety of contexts. The principles apply in local and cross-cultural ministry settings, for helping men and women throughout their journeys as disciples.

AQF level: 8/9
Apply by: 8 June 2020
Start Date: 15 June 2020
Workshop 1 (Residential): 1.30pm Monday 13 July  to 2.00pm Thursday 16 July 2020 at Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Workshop 2 (Non Residential): 9.00am–5.00pm Friday 11 September 2020 at Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Workshop 3 (Non Residential) : 9.00am–5.00pm Tuesday 20 October 2020 at Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
End Date: Thursday 28 November 2020
Lecturers: Dr Peter Moore, Tim Dyer, Sally Jones
Credit Points and Costs:
APC020 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $792
PC020-812i = 12cp (1 unit) - GCDiv, GDDiv - $2400
PC020-912i = 12cp (1 unit) - MTS - $2400


If you have any questions, or would like to apply, please contact us here. Note: Application for this course will involve an interview.

This unit is conducted in partnership with MEQ.

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