Mastering Change in Ministry

This postgraduate unit  acknowledges life is lived in times of change, and ministries are perform as agents of change for the sake of the gospel. It seeks to provide an understanding of the dynamics of change in history, in institutions, and in private lives. This sees change positively, and as a tool for Christian ministry. It examines the metaphors and morphologies of change, examines case studies from the biblical texts, considers the ‘clock builders’ versus ‘time tellers’ paradigm, and investigates the spiritual and emotional issues. It offers practical help in mastering change at an organisational level and designing and implementing organisational change.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

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

  1. construct an advanced model of how change is given effect from biblical and theological foundations
  2. critique recent developments of alternative theories about how change-movements are conceived, implemented and managed
  3. organise change as a positive feature in their own professional practice of leadership
  4. introduce transformational change within their own circles of influence and assist others to embrace and grow through change
  5. explain their own critical appreciation of personal and organisational change as an opportunity for growth and service
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