This unit specifically focuses on equipping individuals involved in church ministry with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyze Scripture and theological sources. It is designed to empower leaders within Christian organizations to effectively complete their work tasks and fulfill their responsibilities in the context of church ministry.
By developing the ability to analyze and understand various theological beliefs, including those held by different groups within the church community, leaders can navigate the complexities of church ministry with greater confidence and clarity. This unit encourages individuals to engage in thoughtful and diligent analysis of Scripture and theological sources, enabling them to articulate their findings effectively within their ministry roles.
Within the realm of church ministry, it is essential for leaders to have a deep understanding of Scripture and theological perspectives in order to provide guidance, make informed decisions, and effectively communicate with congregants. This unit serves as a valuable resource for individuals seeking to enhance their ability to analyze and interpret these sources of knowledge.
By engaging in this unit, church ministry leaders will gain a comprehensive understanding of the diverse theological perspectives that exist within the Christian community. They will also be equipped with the necessary skills to navigate and articulate these perspectives in a way that supports and strengthens their ministry work.
Ultimately, this unit aims to empower church ministry leaders to effectively analyze Scripture and theological sources, enabling them to fulfill their responsibilities and serve their congregations with wisdom and insight.
Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to:
- Develop operational plans that support efficient and effective workplace practices within church ministry.
- Monitor the implementation of operational plans to ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
- Manage and lead teams within the church ministry context to maximize productivity and profitability.
- Utilize strategic and/or business plans to guide decision-making and operational practices in church ministry.
This unit is specifically designed for individuals who are involved in managing within a church ministry setting. It is intended for those who oversee the work of others and operate within the framework of broader strategic and/or business plans. Church leaders, pastors, and ministry coordinators will benefit from acquiring the skills and knowledge covered in this unit.
By completing this unit, participants will gain the expertise needed to develop and monitor operational plans that promote efficiency and effectiveness in church ministry. They will be equipped to guide and lead teams in alignment with organizational goals, ensuring the productivity and profitability of the ministry. Through the application of strategic and/or business plans, participants will enhance their capacity to make informed decisions that positively impact the overall operations of the church ministry.
Establish ways of working within team
- Identify relevant team members and communicate ways of working objectives, expectations and desired outcomes
- Identify and establish strategies to monitor and evaluate performance and sustainability of key systems and processes
- Consult and seek advice from stakeholders, to identify opportunities for improvement
- Communicate with and mentor team members on ways of working that contribute to continuous improvement
- Communicate with and coach team members how they can be innovative
- Analyse performance reports and variance from organisational plans within workplace
- Identify and analyse changing trends and opportunities relevant to the workplace
- Collect data and analyse areas for improvement in supply chains, and operational and service systems
- Conduct a gap analysis of supply chains, and operational and service systems and identify improvement needs and opportunities
- Communicate with and agree on team members identified improvement needs and opportunities
- Identify learning opportunities for team members
Implement innovative processes
- Confirm objectives, timeframes, measures and communication plans are in place to manage implementation
- Address the impact of change and consequences for people and implement transition plans
- Implement contingency plans in the event of non-performance
- Follow up failure by investigation and analysis of causes and manage emerging challenges and opportunities
- Confirm that learnings from activities are captured and managed using relevant knowledge management system
Develop workplace culture and tools for continuous improvement, innovation and learning
- Evaluate continuous improvement systems and processes and innovation on a regular basis
- Identify and communicate with stakeholders costs and benefits of innovations and improvements
- Establish rewards for continuous improvement, innovation and learning
- Seek and respond to feedback from relevant stakeholders’ systems and processes for continuous improvement, innovation and learning
- The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:
- cost-benefit analysis methods
- knowledge management systems
- continuous improvement systems and processes
- creativity and innovation theories and concepts
- organisational learning principles
- quality management and continuous improvement theories
- relevant risk management concepts
- key aspects of supply chains, and operational, product and service systems
- method for conducting gap analysis
- changing trends and opportunities in workplace.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to manage and promote innovation and continuous improvement for an organisation or work area on at least one occasion.
In the course of the above, the candidate must:
- identify opportunities for improvement
- consult with stakeholders
- promote the value of creativity, innovation and sustainability and recognising successes
- support testing and trialling of new ideas
- undertake risk management and cost-benefit analysis for options
- plan for and implement improvements using organisation’s processes for approvals, project management and change management
- facilitate contributions to and communications about continuous improvement and innovation
- capture insights, experiences and ideas for improvements and incorporate them into the organisation’s knowledge management systems and future planning.
There are two options to complete the units.
1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject. A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.
2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units. For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.
An overview of the training portal can be accessed through these videos.