PCM 508 Pastoral Leadership and Pastoral Management in Church Governance and Planning

Faculty: David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap. (Profile)


This course explores the challenges and possibilities of effective pastoral leadership and management in the Church today. Students will examine the theoretical and practical differences between management and leadership and learn when and under what circumstances the skills of each are needed. This course is designed to help students articulate their own pastoral leadership vision and skills and translate them into effective management strategies for use in their local pastoral situation. Students will be encouraged to construct a plan that includes vision and mission statements, goals, action steps and evaluative processes as a way to specify their leadership potential. Focus will be placed on helping students articulate a spirituality of leadership and management that emerges from their religious tradition and life experience.

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