Congregational Administration Nuts and Bolts

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Deller, Walter
Course Code TRP2721HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course will explore an essential role of clergy in offering oversight and service to key aspects of the unfolding of congregational life. What is the relationship between this practical work of the laity, theology, and congregational health? How can clergy offer intelligent oversight and service to lay leadership without interfering and micromanaging? In dialogue and discussion with expert practitioners we will focus on basic skills and awareness necessary to effective leadership in the areas of congregational administration, including: finances and budgeting, property and buildings, stewardship, volunteer management and personnel
supervision and feedback, organizing the weekly Sunday liturgy. Though the course will draw on Anglican polity and examples, the issues addressed by the course are faced in various forms by congregational leaders across denominations.

Schedule Wed
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

This course was previously taught under the title of "The Diakonia of Congregational Administration"

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper
Book Review
Previously Offered Summer 2020
Currently Offered Winter 2023