This unit explores the personal, spiritual, professional and ecclesial aspects of ordained and lay ecclesial ministry. Designed to strengthen participants ability to collaborate and communicate more effectively, the unit seeks to integrate the collective wisdom of the Christian tradition with personal praxis in contemporary ministry contexts. The diverse and constantly changing demands of life in our twenty-first century church and world call for a baptismal commitment that opens us to deeper and more inclusive understandings of ecclesial leadership. Students will examine the implications of understandings of baptism, vocation, and commitment for shaping Christian identity and community life, and in particular how such understandings shape effective leadership in the twenty-first century Church.

Unit Code: DP9805P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Critique models of faith leadership for effectiveness within their particular faith community


Reflect critically on their exercise of team leadership as appropriate within their particular field of ministry


Demonstrate integration of theological and pastoral understandings of ministry in their own context


Analyse and communicate the effectiveness of collaboration with other ministers and co-workers in their area of ministry

Unit sequence

15 points in Biblical Studies and 15 points in Systematic Theology


Lectures, Seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

6000 word essay

6000 100.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 12:03:22 +1000