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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Evaluate your own calling and ministry within the church and the community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116791  Evaluate your own calling and ministry within the church and the community 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who want to identify and evaluate their gifts and calling to serve God within their own lives and the life of both faith community and secular community.

Those credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Analyse the Biblical concept of 'call' within both the Old and New Testament.
  • Describe the nature and role of vocation/calling in the life of a Christian
  • Identify own spiritual gifts within the context of the community of faith
  • Articulate own calling based on the insights gained from biblical and Christian concepts of call and identification of own gifts
  • Evaluate present contribution to ministries within the church and the community in the light of new insights gained 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Fundamental Literacy and Numeracy 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the Biblical concept of 'call' within both the Old and New Testament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different ways in which God calls are identified and located within both Old and New Testament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of God's call on a person's life is identified and supported with appropriate biblical references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples of Biblical characters who have heard and responded to God's call are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Call to include reference to naming and re-naming as signs of belonging to God. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of people's differing responses to God's call are reviewed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse how and why God calls Christians. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analyses should include the variety of purposes for which God calls us. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Called to respond to God's grace, called to repent and be baptised, called to be disciples, called to serve, called to be in fellowship with God and his people, called to a particular way of living, called to the ministry of reconciliation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis should show insight into the purpose of calling as described in the New Testament especially. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis should include insight into the ministry of the church as the Body of Christ. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis should show that calling applies to the individual Christian as well as the Christian community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The wide variety of ways Christians hear and respond to God's calling is recognised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify own spiritual gifts within the context of the community of faith. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of strategies are used for identifying spiritual gifts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence is given of an exploration of the biblical principles underlying the recognition of spiritual gifts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of spiritual gifts is clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The gifts identified are corroborated by others within the faith community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Articulate own calling based on the insights gained from biblical and Christian concepts of call and identification of own gifts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal calling is described with reference to the person's spiritual gifts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The persons calling is compatible with the pattern and practice of calling as identified in scripture and the tradition of the church. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    There is evidence of the call having been tested and supported by other within the faith community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    There is clear evidence of an understanding that calling is wider than ordination or entering the religious life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Underlying the description is a recognition that calling involves service, humility and obedience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate present contribution to ministries within the church and/or the community in the light of new insights gained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation should include a description of present involvement or non- Involvement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    There should be evidence of self insight and preparedness to change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation should indicate strategies for development and possible change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation should show increased awareness of what calling is as a result of having completed the outcomes of this unit standard. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option: The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Knowledge of biblical examples and models of being 'called'
  • Knowledge of Christian traditions regarding 'calling'
  • Knowledge of biblical and Christian concepts of 'ministry' 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams; description and analysis of the value of each person's contribution to the Church and the community through an appreciation of his or her 'calling'. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens; skills gained through this unit standard will contribute to develop learners contribute in the community as well as in the Church 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:
    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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