PCM 510 Task, Role and Authority: The Building Blocks of Effective Church Governance and Planning

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


This course will introduce church leaders, staff and council members to the three fundamental building blocks of church governance and pastoral planning: task, role and authority. Students will learn how pastoral systems determine their “primary task” and must come to grips with their “primary risk,” as well. They will also learn the roles of pastoral life and what happens to pastoral systems when individuals fail to take up their roles. And, finally, students will study the ways that mission in a church is undermined when individuals and groups are not “authorized” to do the task and take up the roles assigned to them.

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