Leadership for Mission: Critical Studies in Theology, Purpose and Praxis

Course code RELT6020Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course deals at an advanced level with contemporary approaches to leadership, missiology; and theology. The course is designed to enhance students' ability to approach each of these core elements in leadership in the context of religious organisations in a discerning way. It also provides an integrated approach. As a result it is expected that leaders will be able to provide a critique not only of various approaches to missiology, leadership and theology, but also to any lack of appropriate integration of these elements in their own leadership or that of others.

Available in 2015

UoN Broken Bay Instit - OnlineSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of studying this program, students should be able to:
understand the fundamentals of missiology and their relevance to leadership in the context of religious institutions;
articulate key features in contemporary models of leadership and critique these in the light of Christian theology;
understand the context in which their leadership occurs and the impact context has on the way followers see the world;
appreciate and articulate the scriptural foundations of mission and leadership within religious institutions;
Acknowledge the plural nature of the Christian leadership tradition and appreciate the implications for how leadership may be exercised;
address the balance between the need for compliance and the need to both respond to and generate aspiration in respect of local needs;
ContentThemes will include:
(i) Conceptions of Leadership: Modern conceptions of leadership; the importance of context for leadership; the inner life of leaders;
(ii) Leadership and Missiology: Contemporary theologies of mission; Scriptural Foundations; leadership in the Christian tradition; women in leadership; the art of theologising.
(iii) Modalities in Christian Leadership: Frameworks for leadership; specific dimensions of leadership; assessing leadership effectiveness.
(iv) The Practice of Leadership: Formulating the mission of the group; essential arts in leadership; perspectives on leadership; ecclesial requirements; keeping the mission alive.
Replacing Course(s)THEO6020
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6020 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6020.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 3000 words (50%)
1 x 3000 words (50%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT6020