Principles of Pastoral Leadership

The unit Principles of Pastoral Leadership assists those preparing for or engaged in leadership roles in ministry. It involves the practical application of what is learnt in other course units and directs learning to the service of others in their faith journey.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, theological and personal foundations of Christian leadership
  2. analyse various models of pastoral leadership with particular reference to team leadership
  3. evaluate the relationship between the spiritual leader and those served by leadership, within cultural and institutional contexts
  4. determine personal strengths and areas requiring growth and development in pastoral leadership
  5. develop a working model for self-leadership development within their own faith community.
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