Pastoral Administration and Management

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN501
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts


The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

Awards offering Pastoral Administration and Management

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

Unit Content


  1. Evaluate the needs of different ministry contexts, e.g. preaching, worship, youth, etc.;
  2. Explain and compare various models and structures of church management;
  3. Analyse compliance issues that need to be considered regarding children's work, insurances, staff, WHS, etc.;
  4. Explain how pastoral skills, when developed, can assist the local church to relate to the broader community;
  5. Examine the roots - cultural, biblical, denominational - of the church growth and health phenomenon. This includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  6. Prepare strategies to enhance church growth and health within specific contexts;
  7. Describe personal skill sets required for pastoral ministry. 

Subject Content

  • Introduction – Thinking About Administration & Management Systems – Structure and People
  • Administration, Management & Leadership Studies in Practical Theology
  • Understanding & Participating in Not-for Profit Organisations
  • Christian and Australian Regulatory Environments
  • The Pastor in the Context of Managing Stress
  • Your Gift of Administration
  • Ten Most Common Administrative Mistakes Pastors Make
  • Worship and Administration
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Duty of Care: Physical, Social and Psychological combined with Spiritual & Eternal
  • Church Growth and Church Health
  • Administrating and Managing the Church - What Every Pastor Should Know
  • Pastorally Administrating and Managing Personal and Organisational Change

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • Distance/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

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

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided