In this unit, students become more critically aware of the structures and processes at work in the collaborative ministry teams in which they minister. The guiding matrix for this unit is The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the spiritual pedagogy and dynamism of which provides deep insights into groups as for individuals, though the Spiritual Exercises for groups uses a different framework. Students must be currently working in a collaborative ministry team.

Unit code: DS9119J (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Spirituality

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning outcomes


Articulate a theoretical and practical understanding of the structures and processes which help collaborative ministry teams work effectively and justly


Analyse how destructive forces can operate in a collaborative ministry team using the models presented in the unit


Demonstrate an appropriated understanding of the life-death-resurrection cycle of organisations


Apply leadership theory to assist a collaborative ministry team to focus the energy of individual members around shared goals and objectives


Evaluate a decision-making process that is aligned with the myth, goals, objectives and values of the organisation

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: Old Codes: DS9121J / DS9129J


Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Integrative essay of 6,000 words

6000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-10-08 12:55:36 +1100