Unit Code P-X

P7261 Principles of Pastoral Leadership

This unit assists those preparing for or engaged in leadership roles in ministry. It involves practical application of what is learnt in other units and directs learning to the service of others in their faith journey. It studies Christian leadership in its biblical, traditional and theological expressions, the qualities, knowledge, necessary skills, needs and expectations for those seeking pastoral leadership. It includes leaders and leadership teams within the context of contemporary Christian community, and the influence of culture and society on leadership

Study Level Undergraduate
Discipline Christian Life and Ministry
Sub Discipline Pastoral Theology
Credit Points 9
Prerequisites P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, traditional, theological and personal foundations of Christian leadership
  2. engage with a personal understanding of pastoral leadership
  3. examine one’s own strengths and areas requiring growth and development
  4. identify the relationship between the spiritual leader and those served by leadership, within cultural and institutional contexts
  5. summarise the various models of pastoral leadership with particular reference to team leadership and develop a working model for their own faith community



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