This unit is designed to provide knowledge and skills for developing and leading teams in a ministry context. Students will examine developmental stages of teams and healthy team dynamics as foundational concepts for effective team ministry. The leadership of ministry teams is explored though strategies such as effective communication, identifying strengths and weaknesses of the team and enlarging the capacity of the team.

Unit Code: DP3145B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain how healthy team work is important for effective ministry


Analyse a variety of models of team development and dynamics


Describe characteristics and skills required for leading healthy teams in ministry


Identify strengths and weaknesses in the functioning of ministry teams


Assess strategies for increasing the capacity of a ministry team

Unit sequence

36 points in DP


This unit will be delivered through lectures, class discussions, tutorials, audio-visual clips and experiential exercises.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1,000 word short essay

1000 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial

2,000 word tutorial presentation

2000 40.0
Case Study

2,000 word case study

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-18 08:15:24 +1000