Details for Gender and Leadership
This unit of advanced pastoral theology explores the role and function of women in Christian leadership and ministry. In particular it examines the theological, cultural and practical exclusion of women’s contribution and seeks to explore strategies to alleviate this potential omission.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: CON507
- Credit points: 10
The unit Gender and Leadership is part of the subject area Leadership and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- critically explain the obstacles and challenges for women in leadership
- describe a theological rationale for egalitarian attitudes to gender, and critically assess alternate perspectives
- demonstrate a detailed knowledge of various styles and theories of leadership, management and governance adopted by women
- critically evaluate the significance of these models of leadership in relation to the contemporary church culture and context. This includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings
- analyse the contribution of women as leaders within the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement in Australia
- describe the personal values necessary for women to lead within a variety of Christian contexts
- Historical developments in methods of biblical, cultural and theological grounds for gender equality in leadership
- Styles, theories and models of leadership adopted by women
- Developing and mentoring women as leaders
- Communication and Relational skills as applied to women’s leadership and management; Developing personal resources specific to women, such as balancing work and home life.
Clifton, S. and J. Grey. Raising Women Leaders. Sydney: APS, 2009.
Antonakis, J., et al. (eds.). The Nature of Leadership. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2004.
Coughlin, L., et al. Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
Duerst-Lahti, Georgia and Rita Mae Kelly (eds), Gender Power, Leadership and Governance, Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Forster, N. Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005.
Grenz, S.J. Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. Grand Rapids: InterVarsity Press, 1995.
Huffington, C. (ed.). Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organisations, London: Karnac Books, 2004.
Hull, G.G. Equal to Serve: Women and Men Working Together Revealing the Gospel. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.