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: DP8002S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

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.


Analyse 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.


Critically evaluate current scholarship in the area of leadership formation

Unit sequence

This unit is being developed as part of the Catalyst Suite of subjects.


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


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

750 word report (leadership)

750 15.0

750 word report (leadership)

750 15.0

1500 word report and response to readings

1500 30.0

3000 word essay (integrative)

3000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-19 14:08:45 +1000