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Principles of Pastoral Leadership

Course Summary

This course unit assists those preparing for or engaged in leadership roles in ministry. It involves practical application of what is learnt in other course units and directs learning to the service of others in their faith journey

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, theological and personal foundations of Christian leadership

  2. analyse various models of pastoral leadership with particular reference to team leadership

  3. evaluate the relationship between the spiritual leader and those served by leadership, within cultural and institutional contexts

  4. determine personal strengths and areas requiring growth and development in pastoral leadership

   5. develop a working model for self-leadership development within their own faith


Course Content

  1. Christian leadership in its biblical and theological expressions

  2. Qualities, knowledge and skills necessary for pastoral leadership

  3. Needs and expectations of those seeking pastoral leadership

  4. Leaders and leadership teams within the context of contemporary Christian community

  5. The influence of culture and society on leadership

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