This unit is designed to provide knowledge and skills for developing and leading teams in a ministry context. Students will examine developmental stages of teams and healthy team dynamics as foundational concepts for effective team ministry. The leadership of ministry teams is explored though strategies such as effective communication, identifying strengths and weaknesses of the team and enlarging the capacity of the team.
Unit code: DP9145B
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Eva Burrows CollegeShow when this unit is running
Discuss the value of healthy team work for effective ministry
Analyse a number of models of team development and dynamics
Discuss characteristics and skills required for leading healthy teams in ministry
Critique strengths and weaknesses in the functioning of ministry teams
Formulate a strategy for increasing the capacity of a ministry team
24 Points in DP
This unit will be taught face to face with lectures, discussions, tutorials, DVD clips and experiential exercises.
Burke, Rory, and Steve Barron."Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams". West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Cobb, Anthony. "Leading Project Teams: The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership". Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.
Crosby, Robert. "The Teaming Church: Ministry in an Age of Collaboration". Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2012.
Gangel, Kenn. "Coaching Ministry Teams: Leadership and Management in Christian Organizations". Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2006.
Hawkins, Peter. "Leadership Team Coaching in Practice: Developing High-Performance Teams", 3rd ed.London: Kogan Page, 2017.
Hibbert R., and Evelyn Hibbert. "Leading Multicultural Teams". Pasadena, CA: William Carey, 2014.
Lencioni, Patrick. "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable". San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2002.
Pickard, Stephen. "Theological Foundations for Collaborative Ministry". Surrey: Ashgate, 2009.
Wallace, Curtis. "The Leadership Gap: How to Build, Motivate and Organise a Great Ministry Team". Shippensburg: Destiny, 2011.
Wright, Alan N. "Spiritual Dimensions of Team". St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2010.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Case Study - Case Study||2800||40.0|
|Essay - Short Essay||1400||20.0|
|Seminar or Tutorial - Tutorial||2800||40.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Jun, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000