This unit focuses on the leadership and management of organisations and how leadership and management principles can be implemented into ministry contexts. Leadership and management theories and principles will be reviewed including areas such as strategic planning, governance and organisational structure, human resource management, facilities management and communication.

Unit code: DP9659A

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Display perceptive understanding of the administrative tasks of leadership and pastoral ministry


Evaluate management principles as they relate to organisational relationships in a ministry context


Analyse the inter-relationship of management documents in an organisation


Show a critical appreciation of the contribution that management principles bring to the administrative roles of ministry


Articles and lecture notes, video lectures and online discussion forums.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Anthony, Michael J. & James Estep Jr.(Eds) Management Essentials for Christian Ministries. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2005
  • Bolman, Lee G. & Deal, Terrence E. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. 4th Ed. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2008 (6th Edition to be published August 2017)
  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap … and others don’t. New York: Harper, 2001
  • Lencioni, Patrick. Death by Meeting: a leadership fable-- about solving the most painful problem in business. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2004
  • Lencioni, Patrick. Silos, politics, and turf wars : a leadership fable about destroying the barriers that turn colleagues into competitors. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006
  • McNeal, Reggie. The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2003
  • Quinn, Robert E. et al. Becoming a Master Manager 6th Ed. New York: Wiley, 2015
  • Welch, Robert H. Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry. 2nd ed. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2011
  • Yukl, Gary. Leadership in Organisations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2010


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0

Management Audit Equivalent to 1500 words)

1500 25.0

Reading Reflections (Equivalent to 1500 words)

1500 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-06-25 09:47:46 +1000