PC769-6 and PC769-4: Church Systems and Congregational Health
Mid-Year Intensive at Yarra Valley Estate
Enrol by 11th May, 2018
Every pastor/leader knows that the church or organisation they lead has a unique atmosphere or organisational climate. This invisible yet tangible culture is what gives the particular group its distinctive DNA. Any agent of change therefore needs to discern and respond appropriately to the nature of the particular constellation of features that mark out their group. It introduces leaders to a range of grids such as systems theory, organizational culture and psychodynamic theories that enable them to read their situation with more clarity. This unit, originally designed for training church consultants, enables pastors to respond appropriately to those factors which inhibit the mission of the particular church and so move it from dysfunction to health.
Jeff Pugh is a practical theologian who has pastored several Baptist Churches in the 1980s and 1990s and since then has taught in Baptist seminaries in three states with roles as a denominational consultant in church development. In recent years his main role has been in developing the postgraduate research school with the Melbourne School of Theology. His research interests focus mainly upon organisational culture change and the homiletic theology and psychology.