This unit explores issues of leadership within Christian communities, giving particular attention to missional contexts. Consideration is given to: understandings of leadership in conjunction with a missional vision and ecclesiology; leading in times of rapid change; modes of leadership and their impact; and the importance of the leader’s character and spirituality. Emphasis is placed on creative leadership in contemporary contexts.

Unit Code: DM9705B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Evaluate at least two modes of leadership highlighting inherent strengths and weaknesses


Discuss connections between character, spirituality, leaders and followers.


Analyse issues of change within a local church community and identify a leadership response.


Assess points of congruence and tension between leadership theories and faith based frameworks


Research and propose a model of missional leadership for a Christian community

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: DA9105B Leadership in a Missional Context, code change for unit.


Lectures, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

3000 word seminar paper

3000 40.0

4000 word integrative essay

4000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-18 15:37:50 +1000