I Personal and Spiritual Formation

Competency Description Date Accredited / Approved By
1.1 Displays a mature understanding of a call to ministry, service
and study
1.2 Demonstrates a commitment to loving service in the church
rooted in a sustained and growing love of God in Christ.
1.3 Cultivates a disciplined life of prayer, rooted in the Anglican
tradition of common prayer, which responds well to the
demands of personal formation and the expectations of
public ministry
1.4 Shows evidence of personal and spiritual growth and healthy
self-awareness.
1.5 Exercises appropriate care of self, accountability to others,
and has an awareness of sources of support available when
needed.
1.6 Shows a commitment to live his or her Christian faith within
the Anglican Church of England
1.7 Demonstrates a healthy and loyal but not uncritical
relationship to her or his bishop, diocese, province and the
national church.
1.8 Reflects with insight on her or his personal strengths and
weaknesses, gifts and vulnerabilities.
1.9 Discerns God’s presence and activity in her or his own life
and in the lives of others.
1.10 Bears witness to his or her own experience of God’s love and
grace in acts of evangelism
1.11 Demonstrates a capacity to deal maturely in personal
relationships with family and friends.
1.12 Models stewardship as a spiritual discipline in response to
God’s gifts
1.13 Has read and continues to read the whole Bible in a
systematic way.

II Christian Heritage and Anglican Identity

II. 1 Scripture 

II.1.1 Continues to read Scripture in a systematic and holistic
way, in personal devotion and study, recognizing them
as, “containing all things necessary for salvation”, for the
shaping of personal life and public ministry
II.1.2 Is able to exegete select texts from the Bible using
appropriate theological, historical, critical, and literary tools.
II.1.3 Understands the significance of the different genres of the
texts within the Bible
II.1.4 Is aware of how the Bible is interpreted through the lenses of
gender, socio-economic, historical and cultural perspectives.
II.1.5 Engages with the Scriptures and the traditions of Christian
thought in faithful obedience and with openness to new
insights.
II.1.6 Develops a practice of study and reflection and a working
knowledge of how to interpret and use Scripture in a range
of different contexts.
II.1.7 Interprets the Bible in a way that makes it accessible to the
community
II.1.8 Is able to help the community read the Bible in the light of
Christian tradition and God-given reason
II.1.9 Understands a wide range of theological themes within the
canon of Scripture, and is familiar with how these themes
relate to basic credal doctrine and the teaching of major
figures in church history

II. 2 Theology

II.2.1 Understands the development of the Christian tradition
and how it has been received and interpreted in Anglican
thought.
II.2.2 Articulates core Christian doctrines, including their defences
and their critiques, and the particularities of how they have
been received within Anglicanism
II.2.3 Understands the significance of philosophy as a challenge and
resource in the development and defence of the Christian
faith.
II.2.4 Is familiar with the writings of a variety of major theologians,
including key shapers of the Anglican tradition.
II.2.5 Understands the role and function of the creeds within the
life of the Christian community.
II.2.6 Is familiar with the role and function of canon law —
national, provincial and diocesan.

II. 3 History

II.3.1 Understands the development of the Christian tradition with
particular attention to the patristic, medieval, Reformation
and modern periods.
II.3.2 Appreciates the diversity of the Christian tradition,
historically and globally.
II.3.3 Understands the significance of the relationship between
the Christian faith and its Jewish origins and the subsequent
influence of Islam in the development of Christian thought.
II.3.4 Is familiar with the history of missions and how
that has shaped the heritage and character of the Anglican
Church in Thailand and elsewhere.
II.3.5 Is familiar with the history of Christian missions globally.
II.3.6 Has an understanding of the Anglican Communion worldwide — its character, history, diversity, successes, shortcomings and contemporary challenges.
II.3.7 Is familiar with the origins of Anglicanism within the English appropriation of the Reformation.

II. 4 Contextual Ministry

II.4.1 Is aware of the challenge and promise of living as a Christian in a pluralistic and secular society.
II.4.2 Is familiar with the teachings and practices of partner Christian Churches, particularly those that are encountered in the Thai context.
II.4.3 Is aware of the teachings and the practices of other faiths, particularly those that are encountered in the Asian context.
II.4.4 Considers the place of the Christian faith in ever-changing contexts and its implications for building relationships with those of other faiths and, for the sensitive and effective proclamation of the gospel.
II.4.5 Demonstrates a capacity to understand how the ministry of a
the congregation is shaped by the community it serves.
II.4.6 Is able to exercise creativity and imagination and good judgment to enable groups and communities to adapt in the face of changing contexts and demands.

II. 5 Liturgy

II.5.1 Displays an understanding of Anglican spirituality and
of the centrality of liturgy in Anglican identity and self-understanding.
II.5.2 Demonstrates a thorough grounding in the authorized worship texts and resources of the Anglican Church.
II.5.3 Understands the role of liturgy in expressing and forming
doctrine and ethics.
II.5.4 Presides effectively and graciously within worship, especially
at Baptism and the Eucharist
II.5.5 Preaches the gospel with faith and passion in a way that reflects an understanding of the role of proclamation within the liturgy.
II.5.6 Understands and participates in worship with a clear sense that it is the action of the whole people of God, and has an understanding of the particular roles of deacon, priest and bishop.
II.5.7 Demonstrates familiarity with the worship practices and resources of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
II.5.8 Understands the contextual and missional implications
of liturgical practice and is familiar with a range of recent
developments in the life of the church.

III Cultural and Social context

III.1 Identifies the manner in which local context contributes
to the shape of theology and the call to the church to
participate in the mission of God.
III.2 . Demonstrates awareness of the pains and stresses in their
own context and of the spiritual and ethical issues raised
there
III.3 Demonstrates
a) an awareness of the cultural and social contexts that shape
Anglicanism and
b) an understanding of how these shape ministry in a local
context.
III.4 Seeks to transform unjust structures of society, and engages
appropriately the tools of the social sciences and traditional
knowledge bases to reflect upon issues of culture, race, class
and gender and their impact upon theology and church
practices.
III.5 Is familiar with issues of environmental and economic justice
and is able to articulate theologically and pastorally what it
means, “to seek to transform unjust structures of society”, and
“to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew
the life of the earth.”
III. 6 Is sensitive to the global character of the Church and the relationship between the Church of England and the wider global communion.
III.8 Is aware of and attentive to the contributions of and
challenges faced by indigenous people around the world, the
ongoing heritage of colonialism, the aftermath of residential
schools, forced adoption, sterilisation and systemic racism.

IV Capacity for Leadership

IV.1 Demonstrates an understanding of and capacity for shared leadership:

IV.1.1 Shows willingness to work with the bishop in the leadership of the diocese
IV.1.2 Demonstrates the capacity for effective collaborative leadership and an ability to work in teams in a range of settings, including ecumenical.
IV.1.3 Discerns the gifts of others and equips them to lead and to serve.
IV.1.4 Demonstrates an awareness of the church’s role and opportunities in public life, and a capacity to collaborate in a well-informed way with ecumenical partners, other faith communities and secular agencies.
IV.1.5 Shows a capacity to be able to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships in order to form community within and outside the church.
IV.1.6 Demonstrates the capacity to understand and consent to the promises and affirmations in the ordinal.
IV.1.7 Leads congregations in their calling to make disciples.
IV.1.8 Is prepared to submit his or her leadership to the discipline of those in authority over them as provided for in canon.

IV.2 Demonstrate a capacity to exercise leadership pastorally:

IV.2.1 Articulates the nature of priestly vocation and identity as it has been received within Anglicanism and;

a. give an account of how her or his own vocation to ministry and mission relates to this,
b. demonstrate her or his readiness to receive and exercise this ministry as a priest within the Church of God.

IV.2.2 Demonstrates familiarity with responsibilities appropriate to the newly ordained.
IV.2.3 Exercises leadership in a manner that reflects good pastoral practice
IV.2.4 Preaches effectively in public contexts.
IV.2.5 Demonstrates gifts and capacity to provide pastoral care.
IV.2.6 Demonstrates the character of one able to develop a creative pastoral presence as leader and caregiver.
IV.2.7 Understands the principles that support effective administration including stewardship of resources, prioritization, collaborative working, finance and accountability.
IV.2.8 Demonstrates a capacity to assist a community in the process of visioning, planning, and implementing future directions.

IV.3 Demonstrates a capacity to understand, reflect upon, and be guided by insights from a range of pastoral practices.

IV.3.1 Demonstrates a capacity to reflect upon different types of ministry and understand the particular ministries to which individual priests are called.
IV.3.2 Understands the complexities and challenges of change in the life of a community and demonstrate a capacity to use these understandings to lead change.
IV.3.3 Does effective ministry planning.
IV.3.4 Shows an understanding of the causes and effects of conflict and responds appropriately to expressions of conflict within a community.
IV.3.5 Assesses strategies for active justice-seeking mission
IV.3.6 Shows awareness of a variety of ministry settings, e.g., Indigenous, urban, northern and rural ministries, and is exposed to at least one context other than her or his own.
IV.3.7 Demonstrates awareness of the public character of theology and is able to exegete and communicate theologically in the contexts of worship, personal interaction, group-study, and the media.
IV.3.8 Demonstrates an understanding of the theory and practice of mission and evangelism, changing expressions of church life, and their relation to the local context.
IV.3.8 Understands the implications of size and structure of parishes and ministry settings for style of leadership.

V Skills for Teaching and Learning

V.1 Is equipped to teach the Christian tradition.
V.2 Shows the capacity to gather, critically assess, integrate, and use insights, information, and ideas in support of the teaching ministry.
V.3 Shows a commitment to embrace wisely the resources that are available to support ongoing life long learning in support of the teaching ministry.
V.4Develops communication skills, both oral and written, that are clear, engaging and effective.
V.5 Shows understanding of how children and adults learn in order to nurture others in faith development.
V.6 6. Integrates and assists others to integrate what is learned into life, ministry and practice.

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