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Christian Leadership

Develop your leadership passion, knowledge and skills

This vocational mentoring group is available to all Ridley students. It is offered on Wednesdays during semester (weeks 1-11), includes lunch beforehand (bring your own or sign up for community meals during the enrolment survey) followed by a 50-minute group session.

  • Explore important biblical passages that shape Christian leaders
  • Identify and develop key leadership capabilities for Christian leadership
  • Engage with others around key issues faced by Christian leaders

YEAR A (2022)

Semester 1

  1. Leadership in biblical perspective – The Corinthian correspondence
  2. Power
  3. Conflict
  4. Case study: Mars Hill
  5. Men and women in ministry together
  6. Accountability and governance
  7. Leading from the second chair
  8. Defining ‘Success’ in ministry

Semester 2

  1. Leadership in biblical perspective – Jesus and Leadership
  2. Family systems 1
  3. Family systems 2
  4. Managing boundaries
  5. Building a leadership pipeline
  6. Recruiting the right people
  7. Team styles (Belbin)
  8. Giving feedback

YEAR B (2023)

Semester 1

  1. Leadership in biblical perspective – Leadership in Acts
  2. Leadership styles 1 (simulation exercise)
  3. Leadership styles 2
  4. Self-awareness
  5. Leading change
  6. Crisis leadership
  7. Time management and wellbeing
  8. The gifts of stress, suffering and opposition (Wei Han)
  9. Cross-cultural Leadership 1
  10. Cross-cultural Leadership 2

Semester 2

  1. Leadership in biblical perspective – Leadership in the Pastoral Epistles
  2. Negotiation
  3. Raising money
  4. Managing meetings
  5. Understanding contemporary Australian culture
  6. Attractional versus Missional Church 1
  7. Attractional versus Missional Church 2
  8. Strategic planning

For further information, contact the Director of the Ridley Centre for Leadership, Tim Foster.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
As mandated by the Victorian Government, Ridley College will require students, staff, contractors and other visitors
attending its campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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