Spiritual Leadership

This postgraduate unit  is designed to challenge and inspire active service as spiritual leaders. It examines the significant ways that secular leadership intersects with biblical principles and values, examines their current approach to leadership, and reflects on how to lead at a higher level. Its focus is on Christian leadership in its biblical, traditional and theological expressions, the qualities, knowledge and skills necessary for spiritual leadership, the needs and expectations of those seeking spiritual leadership, leadership within the context of contemporary Christian community, and the influence of culture and society on leadership.

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. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the biblical, traditional, theological and personal foundations of Christian leadership
  2. engage critically with a personal understanding of spiritual leadership
  3. examine one’s own strengths and areas requiring growth and development
  4. critique the various models of spiritual leadership and develop a working model for their own faith community
  5. formulate the relationship between the spiritual leader and those served by leadership, within cultural and institutional contexts.
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