Working in a Ministry Team Setting

This postgraduate unit  is designed to communicate how to build and develop teams in a ministry context. It assists in the development of leadership skills and provides practical skills for increasing organisational effectiveness. It studies the nature and importance of team building, the Myers-Briggs and other models which explain personality differences, methods of teambuilding, the development of effective team communication skills, priority setting and delegation, supervision and appraisal of performance, conflict management, and leading organisations through 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. assess the relative merits of alternative theories of team building and team development
  2. explain how personality differences and communication preferences affect the operation of teams
  3. formulate strategies for enlarging the capacity and character of ministry team members
  4. critically appraise ministry teams to identify strengths and weaknesses
  5. substantiate a case for the positive impact of harmonious ministry teams on the effectiveness of churches in mission
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