Leadership and Spiritual Discernment

This unit aims to equip the student to implement the principles of collective spiritual discernment in a leadership situation. The unit looks at spiritual discernment and disciplines, team dynamics and decision making, self and soul keeping, leadership context and spiritual maturity, hearing from God, and God’s kingdom and discernment.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



9 Credit points in S units

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate critically the link between spiritual disciplines and spiritual discernment
  2. Assess the impact of team dynamics on collective spiritual decision-making
  3. Articulate strategies for developing spiritual maturity in the context of leadership
  4. Develop a system of spiritual discernment for leaders that incorporates the interplay of spiritual gifts and experience within the leadership team
  5. Develop a system of collective spiritual discernment for implementation in a specific team leadership context.
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