Practical theology and ministry

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Career outcomes

Our theology graduates have pursued careers as:

  • community workers
  • ministers of religion
  • community advocates
  • youth ministers
  • teachers
  • social workers
  • lecturers
  • pastoral associates
  • researchers
  • lay ministers
  • journalists or writers
  • hospital, school or prison chaplains

About practical theology and ministry

ACU Practical theology and ministry student in discussion with a staff member

Learn to put theory into practice. Practical theology and ministry, also known as pastoral theology, empowers you to navigate the ways in which areas of theology such as biblical studies, systematic theology and Christian thought intersect within the context of the faith community.

Turn thought into action

Study practical theology and ministry as part of your theology degree and you’ll learn to reflect upon, and evaluate how, religious practices align with theological perspectives. Example religious practices can include ministry, mission, worship and pastoral care.

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