Formation in Christian Leadership

This postgraduate unit  provides the opportunity to reflect critically on personal spiritual formation and its centrality in advancing leadership quality and professionalism. It includes topics addressing the autobiography of leaders, the leader’s sense of self: true & false self, attractive qualities in leaders, spiritual formation in the leader: Spiritual disciplines, prayer habits, preferred pathways to worship, emotional formation and management in the leader, and personal boundaries required for effective leadership.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand a body of formational knowledge drawn from Theological, Spiritual and Psychological sources which serve to illuminate and transform a leader’s life journey
  2. apply their knowledge of spiritual disciplines as well as rank their preferred pathways that stimulate increased transformation on a personal level.
  3. discriminate and distinguish between authentic expressions of self and inauthentic expressions of self and resultant impacts on their leadership
  4. formulate a rhythm of activity that ensures a balance between engagement and withdrawal from others in the life of a leader
  5. appraise the level of priority and the practice of spiritual habits in forming their leadership effectiveness.
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