This unit introduces the student to the concept and practice of leadership from a Christian perspective. The topic will be explored utilising De Pree’s definition of Leadership as (a) Defining reality, (b) Servanthood, (c) Gratitude. Further theoretical breadth will be explored as attention is given to the five practices of leadership emanating from the research of Kouzes and Posner. Evaluation of team dynamics and conflict resolution will be included in consideration of leadership tasks.

Unit Code: DP8195B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Analyse De Pree’s three dimensions of the leadership task and integrate other theoretical frameworks within a context of pastoral leadership


Critique a functional understanding of leadership in a team context


Evaluate at least one approach to conflict resolution


Articulate a personal model of leadership, providing a theological foundation, and an analysis of inherent strengths and weaknesses and formulate a leadership development plan


Identify points of connection, critique and dissonance with De Pree’s three dimensions model and the student’s theological foundations and pastoral context


Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, online Forums utilising ARK


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0

Integrative Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-19 12:07:57 +1000