CEM4113 - Multiple Staff and Team Ministries
A study of the theological and theoretical foundations for developing effective professional and lay ministry teams.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- To help the student develop a biblically based philosophy of ministry as it relates to the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of the senior pastor, paid staff, and lay volunteers.
- To acquaint the student with standard models of church staff leadership and organization and relate them to the prescribed structures outlined in the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene.
- To acquaint the student with principles and methods for functioning effectively as a member of a ministry team and for facilitating the development and maintenance of effective ministry teams.
- To acquaint the student with resources that can assist him or her to continually grow and improve as a ministry team member.
The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:
- Ability to provide oversight of one's ministry using management skills including servant leadership, conflict resolution, and administration. (CP-5)
- Ability to manage ministry resources of one's ministry (time, human, financial, etc.) in a way consistent with a church's size and characteristics. (CP-6)
- Ability to conceive and articulate purpose, mission, vision, and to develop strategic plans in ways that strengthen a unified vision. (CP-7)
- Ability to develop team building skills, identify and cultivate spiritual gifts, recruit volunteers, empower laity, diagnose and intervene in problems. (CP-8)
- Ability to appropriately manage personal finance and budget for one's ministry. (CP-9)
- Ability to practice faithful stewardship of personal relations including gender relationships, marriage and family, personal finance, and professional conduct. (CH-12)
- Ability to describe and cultivate healthy inter-personal relationships through personal communication skills, conflict resolution skills, nurturing relational strategies for marriage/family and congregational interaction. (CH-13)
- Ability to prepare, organize, and deliver a biblically sound basic scheme of administrative oversight in culturally appropriate ways, using appropriate techniques and skills. (CP-22)
- Ability to develop and utilize existing ministry forms (such as facilities management and safety assessment, personnel development, basic record keeping, maintaining church policies, etc.) by which individuals, families, and congregations may be formed into Christlikeness. (CP-23)
- Ability to assess and implement emerging approaches to administration in light of enduring theological (Bible, doctrine, philosophy) and contextual (history, psychology, sociological) perspectives. (CP-24)
There are no prerequisites for this course.