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P7261 Principles of Pastoral Leadership

  • Unit Code & NameP7261 Principles of Pastoral Leadership
  • DescriptionIn this unit we explore what it means to be a leader in the ministry context and what kind of person we need to be for healthy leadership.
    This course unit assists those preparing for or engaged in leadership roles in ministry. It involves practical application of what is learnt in other course units and directs learning to the service of others in their faith journey.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester1, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Intensive
  • DateOne week Intensive in Sydney, 30 January to 3 February from 9.00am to 5.00pm or alternatively online fortnightly Wednesdays, starting 15 February, 7.15pm to 8.30pm
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Christine Unicomb
  • PrerequisitesP7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, discussions, video clips, class presentations, online activities
  • AssessmentsAssessments include a presentation on a specific topic relating to leadership, a reflective style essay and review of some readings
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, traditional, theological and personal foundations of Christian leadership
    2. Engage with a personal understanding of pastoral leadership
    3. Examine one?s own strengths and areas requiring growth and development
    4. Identify the relationship between the spiritual leader and those served by leadership, within cultural and institutional contexts
    5. Summarise the various models of pastoral leadership with particular reference to team leadership and develop a working model for their own faith community
  • Text BooksBlackaby, Henry T. and Richard Blackaby. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda. Nashville: Broadman &Holdman Books, 2011