Dr Ian Jagelman spent fifteen years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse Coopers including stints in Papua New Guinea and Fiji where he set up their tax consulting division.
For 20 years he served as the Senior Pastor of Christian City Church, Lane Cove, an evangelical/Pentecostal church in the northern region of Sydney. A church plant in 1984, it grew to in excess of 1100 active members by December 2002 when the church was restructured to create three autonomous churches at Lane Cove, Ryde and Carlingford.
In the Christian world he is also recognised as having a teaching gift expressed through Truth for Life Ministries, a division of The Jagelman Institute.
The unit acts – through reflective exercises, self-analytic skills, and Christian understandings about life-path discipleship – as an integrating point between the other disciplines to which the student is being exposed elsewhere in the course.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Display a broad understanding of a range of approaches to the theory and practice of Christian spirituality, and their ramifications for understanding the life path
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of theories of life stage and faith development
- Demonstrate strategies for interrogating and critical engaging Christian Spirituality texts through “active reading” and “learning through discussion”
- Apply a reflective appreciation of how Christian thought, discipline and content of lifelong learning may be integrated in personal praxis.