Building Teams

This subject will grow your capacity for and knowledge of teamwork. The principles, theories and skills you will learn this semester are applicable in all spheres of teamwork including business and ministry.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA520
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Duane Van Vuuren



Awards offering Building Teams

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe key elements for assessing effectiveness of teams within a Christian organisation;
  2. Compare and evaluate secular and Christian theories and models for team development in the light of biblical examples;
  3. Construct a plan for the development and implementation of a team-culture in a Christian organisation;
  4. Assess the effectiveness and application of various instruments used in team analysis;
  5. Describe performance barriers within a team and propose an effective means to address them.

Subject Content

  • Definition and Reasons for Teams
  • Distractions and Resistance for Teams
  • Teams vs Groups
  • Effective and Ineffective Teams
  • Biblical Principles of Teams and Teamwork
  • Teamwork Models and Applications in Ministry
  • Building a Star Team
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Players
  • Team Culture
  • Building Capability
  • Building Capacity

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading and Interaction Exercises (20%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • West, M.A. (2012). Effective Teamwork: Practical Lessons from Organizational Research (3rd ed). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks.