This course explores the nature of leadership in a congregational setting, with a focus on creating substantive and meaningful transformation in congregational systems, and in the lives of parishioners. This course also deals with the practical aspects of congregational leadership, including: parish finances and stewardship, congregational growth and development, church canons, working with vestries and church boards, clergy taxes, conflict management, and ministry development. Evaluation is based on class participation, short papers, and a final group project. Pass/Fail only.
Intended audience: MDiv, CAS.