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S8501 Formation in Christian Leadership

  • Unit Code & NameS8501 Formation in Christian Leadership
  • DescriptionThis deeply personal unit charts the ways God forms people in Christlikeness. It also considers the ways God grows men and women as authentic spiritual leaders. Students explore practices ancient and modern which the Spirit uses to shape lives. They complement class work with retreats, mentoring and times of prayer.

    This graduate unit provides the student with the opportunity to critically reflect on personal spiritual formation and its centrality in advancing their leadership quality and professionalism.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateThough delivered online, students may be required to attend some compulsory retreats or meetings
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Peter Farthing
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, reading, discussion, mentoring, retreats, formation group, half-night of prayer
  • AssessmentsStudents will write a paper reflecting on their personal journey with God. Together with others they will plan a retreat, and then evaluate it. And they will present on God's work in them
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Understand a body of formational knowledge drawn from Theological, Spiritual and Psychological sources which serve to illuminate and transform a leader's life journey
    2. Apply their knowledge of spiritual disciplines as well as rank their preferred pathways that stimulate increased transformation on a personal level.
    3. Discriminate and distinguish between authentic expressions of self and inauthentic expressions of self and resultant impacts on their leadership
    4. Formulate a rhythm of activity that ensures a balance between engagement and withdrawal from others in the life of a leader
    5. Appraise the level of priority and the practice of spiritual habits in forming their leadership effectiveness