This unit will explore the socio-cultural context in which ecclesial and educational leadership operates. Focusing on the importance of a shared vision that guides a faith community, it will explore the following issues: biblical foundations, approaches to and styles of leadership, ethical issues, goal setting, collaborative partnerships, spirituality, self-care, communication, management and conflict resolution skills, the identification and formation of aspiring leaders, professional development and client outcomes.

Unit Code: DP3481Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a vision for and an appropriate approach to leadership in a faith community


Identify biblical foundations for contemporary approaches to faith leadership


Identify and address a range of issues that a person in leadership must confront


Critically evaluate the tensions of leadership from a Christian perspective


Identify the core responsibilities of Christian leadership


Lecture, discussion, individual presentations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Oral Presentation

Class presentation of 30 minutes on one of the issues concerning leadership and leadership of a 15 minute discussion. Normally, presentation in weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of the unit with a 2,000 word paper due the following week.

2000 40.0

Essay of 3,000 words on an approved topic Possible essay options for Leadership in a Faith Community 1. Develop a biblically based foundation for leadership in a contemporary faith community. 2. The resolution of a critical leadership issue in a faith community. 3. A framework for collaborative

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-18 11:52:09 +1000