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: DP9145B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Discuss the value of healthy team work for effective ministry


Analyse a number of models of team development and dynamics


Discuss characteristics and skills required for leading healthy teams in ministry


Critique strengths and weaknesses in the functioning of ministry teams


Formulate a strategy for increasing the capacity of a ministry team

Unit sequence

24 Points in DP


This unit will be taught face to face with lectures, discussions, tutorials, DVD clips and experiential exercises.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1,400 word short essay

1400 20.0
Tutorial Paper

2,800 word tutorial

2800 40.0
Case Study

2,800 word case study

2800 40.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-19 14:01:50 +1000