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P8583 Working in a Ministry Team Setting

  • Unit Code & NameP8583 Working in a Ministry Team Setting
  • DescriptionThis graduate course unit is designed to challenge students to build and develop teams in their ministry context. It will assist in the development of leadership skills and will provide practical skills for increasing organisational effectiveness.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Intensive
  • DateOnline | Some live online tutorials may be scheduled - dates and times to be negotiated between students and the lecturer. The tutorials are optional.

    Intensive | One-week Intensive
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Christine Unicomb
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesIntensive with lectures, discussions and video clips
  • Assessments1. Critical Book Review
    2. Short Essay giving a biblical and theological basis for questions one might ask in an interview for a person to become part of your team.
    3. Develop, implement and critically report on a process of team evaluation and development
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Assess the relative merits of alternative theories of team building and team development
    2. Explain how personality differences and communication preferences affect the operation of teams
    3. Formulate strategies for enlarging the capacity and character of ministry team members
    4. Critically appraise ministry teams to identify strengths and weaknesses
    5. Substantiate a case for the positive impact of harmonious ministry teams on the effectiveness of churches in mission
  • Text BooksGeiger, Eric and Kevin Peck. Designed to Lead: the church and leadership development. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2016.

    Osborne, Larry. Sticky Teams: keeping your leadership team and staff on the same page. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

    Lencioni, Patrick. The Ideal Team Player: How to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues. A leadership fable. New Jersey: Jossey-Bass, 2016.