It offers insights on the masculine and feminine aspects of growth through early, middle and late adulthood. Changing spiritual emphases in each stage will be discussed. Students examine pastoral and educational styles and approaches that are appropriate for the different needs and capacities of people moving through the major life phases, and transitional periods. Through engagement with both classical and aesthetic sources, the unit invites participants to reflect on aspects of their own spiritual development and on ways of being more responsive to the changing needs and circumstances of those to whom they minister. Participants are encouraged to work with some of their favourite spiritual classics during the unit.