Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Set goals which are both manageable and realistic.
- Outline the spiritual gifts as listed in the Scriptures and articulate their own sense of gifting and calling.
- Describe their own strengths, skills, abilities and weaknesses and apply it to their current position.
- Apply effective communication techniques in both the group and ministry context.
- Internship journal (1,000 words) (33%)
- Reflective paper (1,000 words) (34%)
- Case study (1,000 words) (33%)
Assessment: Pass/ Fail only. To obtain a Pass, students must satisfactorily complete the following: 1. Establish a set of goals in the areas of personal development, spiritual formation and the practice of ministry. 2. Maintain a journal of reflections on the internship experience (1,000 words). 3. Present a case study to the peer group (1,000 words). 4. Write a paper on the experience of internship, in particular how this experience has affected their understanding of leadership. This essay may also focus on how the experience of internship has given a sense of clarity in terms of calling and ongoing Christian service (1,000 words).
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Banks, Robert and Bernice M Ledbetter. Reviewing leadership. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004
- Blackaby, Henry T and Richard Blackaby. Spiritual leadership. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2001
- Bugbee, Bruce and Don Cousins. Network participant’s guide. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005
- Charlesworth, R. Staying at the top. Sydney: Pan MacMillan Australia, 2002
- Covey, Stephen R. Principle-centered leadership. New York: Simon Schuster, 1992
- Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant leadership. New York: Paulist Press, 1991
- Hybels, Bill. Interview with Bono. DVD. Willow Creek Leadership Summit, 2006
- Lamb, Jonathan. Integrity: Leading with God watching. Nottingham: IVP, 2006
- McRae-McMahon, Dorothy. Daring leadership for the 21st century. Sydney: ABC Books, 2001
- Sinclair, Amanda. Doing leadership differently. Clayton Sth, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1998