May 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 541 - Church Management and Leadership


An exploration of the meaning and challenges of being a leader and participating in management of the Catholic Church.  Students will examine leadership theory from the perspective of the Gospel and analyze their own leadership styles.


Prerequisites & Notes


Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory and principles as well as the difference between leadership and management. 
  • Cite examples of the primary activities of leadership and management with regard to team building, collaboration, and conflict management. 
  • Construct a plan that includes vision and mission statements, goals, action steps, and evaluation processes for a specific leadership focus. 
  • Identify and apply ethical principles to leadership situations. 
  • Articulate a spirituality of leadership that synthesizes the course learning in the context of Gospel imperatives. 
  • Produce an annotated bibliography of relevant resources in a chosen field of leadership. 
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a Leadership Project which integrates course material and demonstrates course application to a concrete area of leadership need.

Credits: 3

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