Parish Leadership and Ministry

College Wycliffe College
Instructor(s) Paulsen, Judy
Course Code WYF3030HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

Parishes are specific contexts in which the Church, regardless of denomination, lives out its calling. As a course in parish leadership and ministry, our learning will be first grounded in an understanding of the Church; what it is and what it is for. Together we will explore the implications of what it means to say that the Church is the body of Christ in the world. In the context of a deeply rooted ecclesiology we will then begin to understand what it means to be a Christian leader in the Chnrch, exploring practical areas of parish leadership and ministry including: nurturing the traits and disciplines of healthy Christian leadership, developing others as leaders, leading and managing change, dealing with conflict, cultivating missional organizational practices, implementing sound financial management, developing effective parish communications, building an integrative ministry to children, and cultivating healthy community connections. 2 hours of lecture & discussion + 1 hour of seminar & discussion

Department Field Education
Pre-Requisites This is a third-year course with connections to students' church placement. Prerequisites are WYP1601H "The Church, The Faith and Our World" and WYF3010H "Theological Integration Seminar."
Schedule Thu
Start Time 10:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Summative Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Winter 2023