Theology of Ministry Leadership


Winter 2019
Mon 4:00PM - 5:50PM

Leadership in Christian Ministry is a multi-faceted calling. It demands an integration of traditional theological disciplines (Theology, Church History, Biblical studies, Practical Theology) with an understanding of the cultural context of one’s ministry setting as well as a myriad of other practices of ministry. For Christian scholars it is essential to understand their role in contributing to the development of a theology of Christian ministry that informs and contributes to the practice of Christian ministry. This course will invite students to see how their discipline integrates with theology as a whole and ministry in particular as an expression of Christian theology. Further, it will invite reflection on the idea that ministry itself is a source for “doing” theology.


  • Students will be able to articulate the way theology informs Christian ministry.
  • Students will be able to describe how their specific discipline integrates with other theological disciplines to inform Christian ministry.


  • Students will develop their identity as a scholar in the church and how they are training to make their own specific contribution to Christian theology and ministry.


  • Students will be able to assess various methods of theological reflection and will begin to solidify their own approach to theological reflection for ministry leadership.