Details for Pastoral Administration and Management

This course unit offers the student an introduction to the philosophy of church health and management.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN201
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Pastoral Administration and Management

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

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the needs of different ministry contexts, e.g. preaching, worship, youth, etc.;
  2. Explain and compare various models and structures of church management;
  3. Identify compliance issues needing to be considered in regard to children’s work, insurances, staff, WHS, etc.;
  4. Illustrate how pastoral skills developed can assist the local church to relate to the broader community;
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the roots—cultural, biblical, denominational —of the church growth and health phenomenon. This includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  6. Demonstrate the ability to prepare strategies to enhance church growth and health within specific contexts;
  7. Identify, develop and demonstrate personal skill sets required for pastoral ministry.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction – different ministry contexts
  2. Different models and structures of church management
  3. Compliance issues
  4. Risk Management
  5. Occupational Health and Safety
  6. Engaging with the community
  7. Cultural, biblical, denominational foundations of the church growth
  8. Church growth strategies
  9. Personal skills for ministry
  10. Managing your own life and ministry

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

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

Assessment Methods

  • Short Paper (15%)
  • Minor Essay (35%)
  • Report (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided