Pastoral Leadership and Church Administration

REL829
Spring 2017
W 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Area: 
Area IV
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

Pastoral Leadership and Church Administration requires and understanding of the nature of leadership and the use of power within congregational contexts, and a range of administrative skills, including strategic planning, group dynamics, conflict, personnel, fund raising, budgeting, building and property care, and personal planning. This course will serve as an introduction to those and other themes, and is particularly aimed at graduating students who plan to enter congregational ministry. Three class sessions will be held in the buildings of local congregations.

Enrollment limited to graduating M.Div. students.

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

Significant reading, mostly online, will be assigned for each class. Three short papers and one longer paper will be required. Students will also be asked to keep a journal to track, record and share their learning process.

Basis of Evaluation: 

The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis.