Administrative Gifts for Ministry

This postgraduate unit  will enable the student to understand and apply foundational accounting principles as an element of the stewardship gift of administration to help in the effective leadership of a religious, non-profit organisation in Australia.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:

  1. Give an account of the environment of accounting generally and within the non-profit religious sector in Australia (eg a local church, denomination, hospital, welfare agency, advocacy group, school etc);
  2. Explain the application and requirements of the accounting framework including the Australian Accounting Standards and Auditing Standards;
  3. Reflect personally on how God works effectively through those with the gift of administration;
  4. Analyse and interpret financial statements applicable to a small to medium non-profit religious organisation in Australia (Balance Sheet, Income and Expenditure Statement and Statement of Cash Flows, and end of year reporting;
  5. Apply the use of administrative data to effectively pursue mission and ministry.
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