DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP

PRICING & CENSUS DATES 2018

The purpose of this course is to develop leaders and ministers in all areas of life. This course sets out the foundational skills necessary to minister, in particular within a Christian context. These include:

-       Personal spiritual disciplines

-       Biblical knowledge and interpretation

-       Theological knowledge and interpretation

-       Pastoral ministry skills

Leadership and ministry can take place within a variety of contexts; this includes Administration, Chaplaincy, Children’s ministry, Church planting, Community work, Creative ministry, business, schools and more.

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

-       Ability to apply spiritual disciplines

-       Demonstration of a broad knowledge of the Old Testament and New Testament

-       Ability to identify and apply Christian worldview and value

-       Ability to apply knowledge of pastoral ministry to a broad range of contexts, and depth in the area of specialisation

-       Demonstration of general research skills, particularly the ability to gather,                      understand and evaluate information

 

Some subjects on offer:

Ethics

This unit helps students to think through how they go about making ethical decisions.  It argues against legalism, and sets up a theological method of approaching ethics that prioritises grace and the power of the Spirit. It also facilitates guided reflection on personal morality and societal ethical issues.

Leadership Skills

This unit describes the skills necessary for identifying leaders and developing leadership skills.

Mentoring

This unit describes the skills necessary for exercising leadership and influence in various contexts. It recognises that organisational leadership begins with vision, is exercised utilising various styles, and entails the mentoring of individuals.

Conflict Management

Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom.

New Testament

Explain the principal literary forms, uses and major themes of Epistles in the New Testament. Evaluate the narrative worldview implicit within Pauline theology. Demonstrate critical engagement with both primary and secondary text. Describe the historical, geographical, social background and the literary nature of the New Testament letters. Analyse the use of rhetorical devices in the New Testament Epistles. Critically analyse selected texts from Romans.

Pentecostal Worldview

This unit sets out dimensions of worldview specifically related to Pentecostal churches, and seeks to support and encourage an orientation to the Holy Spirit that is central to Pentecostal history.  It provides the skills necessary to model and teach this spiritual orientation to the church and society.

PRICing & Census Dates

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