Grounded in a practical theological framework, this unit will enable students to identify and articulate a personal sense of leadership formation. Students will explore key leadership competencies; reflect on the integration of their belief and their behaviour; and communicate their understanding of Christian leadership as they engage with real-world contexts with a focus on promoting positive change in the world. A feature of this unit will be receiving input from a variety of Christian leaders and entrepreneurs. Specific formational issues will be explored such as: understanding influence, transformational spiritual practices, an integrated approach to theology and work, resilience and character.

Unit Code: DP1002S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.


Outline core aspects which impact the way in which belief and behaviour are integrated in credible Christian leadership


Evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on leadership, influence, and creating change.


Articulate a theologically coherent understanding of leadership formation.

Unit sequence

This unit is being developed as part of the Catalyst Suite of subjects. No pre-requisites


Lecture input and experiential methodology in contexts; Peer group discussion; Further response input from guest Christian leaders and entrepreneurs.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

500 word report (leadership)

500 15.0

500 word report (leadership)

500 15.0

1000 word report and response to readings

1000 30.0

1500 word Essay (Integrative)

14500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-07 15:37:12 +1000