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Leadership Study Program

Leadership Study Program

Leadership in the Local Church

Provide Leadership Across the Organization: Good Leadership is responsible for the church, ministry, or business growth and development as any other aspect of ministry or business.  Poor Leadership will bring devastating consequences; good leadership brings great benefits to all. Providing Leadership across the organization helps to address the skills as they apply to you in your church or ministry or to the community service in which I and you are involved. The ability to lead and direct others is a ministry as powerful and needful as preaching, evangelism or any other part of the work of the church.   Paul’s comments in Romans chapter 12 and Corinthians chapter 12 give good strength to the argument that the church is a diverse body.

Overview

Leadership in the Local Church is a vital element in the success of any church. This course provides leadership across the organization describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate leadership behavior, personal and professional competence. It’s also describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate leadership behavior, personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this course. The course applies to individuals who have a role in modeling professionalism in their organization and industry and inspiring and motivating others to achieve organizational goals and strength. Leadership is seen in the context of the organizational mission. It is of particular value to the local pastor and or the administrative pastor of the local church.

Local Church Essential Knowledge

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge for leadership in the Local Church and to effectively complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this course, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

To complete the course requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  1. Communicate organizational mission, vision and goals
  2. Influence groups and individuals
  3. Build and support teams
  4. Demonstrate personal and professional competence
Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Learning
  1. Seeks ways to maintain and improve own skills and knowledge
  2. Identifies systems, devices and applications with potential to meet current and/or future needs
Reading
  • Evaluates and integrates facts and ideas to construct meaning from a range of text types
Writing
  • Researches, plans and prepares documentation using format and language appropriate to the audience
Self-management
  1. Works autonomously making high level decisions related to the achievement of organizational goals
  2. Identifies designation of roles and responsibilities and their contribution to broader organizational goals
  3. Identifies implications of ethical and other organizational responsibilities in carrying out own role
Teamwork
  1. Identifies strengths and limitations of own interpersonal skills and addresses areas that would benefit from further development
  2. Collaborates and cooperates with others, playing an active role in leading and facilitating effective group interaction and influencing direction
  3. Facilitates a work environment in which others feel comfortable to identify, explore and build on a variety of perspectives in order to achieve shared outcomes
Planning and Organizing
  • Accepts responsibility for planning and sequencing complex tasks and workload of self and others, negotiating key aspects with others taking into account capabilities, efficiencies and effectiveness
Problem solving
  • Applies problem solving processes to identify risks, evaluate options and determine solutions

 Local Church Essential Skills

The candidate must be able to provide evidence of the ability to use interpersonal and risk management skills to:

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the course, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  1. Influence, support and provide resources for at least two individuals
  2. Influence, support and provide resources for at least one team.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  1. communicate the organization’s objectives, values and standards to a range of stakeholders using appropriate media and language
  2. assign accountabilities to teams according to competencies and operational plans
  3. resource teams according to work objectives
  4. demonstrate ethical conduct and professional competence and continuing professional development
  5. Encourage others to adopt business ethics and build their commitment to the organization.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  1. organizational and workplace policies and procedures related to providing leadership in the organization
  2. business ethics and its application to leadership styles and the organization’s mission, objectives and values
  3. organizational research and implementation methods
  4. processes to establish and maintain a positive work environment for individuals and teams
  5. organizational mission, vision, purpose and values
  6. organizational objectives, plans and strategies and regulatory requirements
  7. Organizational change processes.

  Local Church Learning and Assessment

Students complete the subject Leadership in the Local Church utilizes the Provide Leadership Across the Organization.

It is undertaken through our “in-person and online training while evidence of practical experience will be applied in the context of the local church

The course provides the student with an interactive and comprehensive learning and training section.  Various assignments are presented which are designed to teach, develop and determine competency.  

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