Plan and lead ministry activities
This unit, NAT11237010 Plan and lead ministry activities, focuses on the essential skills and knowledge required to plan and lead engaging Christian ministry activities or programs within a church, parish, or local community. It emphasizes the ability to effectively organize and guide activities in alignment with the organizational mission and ministry goals. Additionally, this unit covers managing group processes and evaluating the impact of these activities.
The unit is designed for individuals within Christian organizations who are actively involved in the planning and leadership of ministry activities. Typically, these individuals work under the supervision of more experienced staff members. They are expected to exercise discretion and judgment while developing and delivering ministry activities.
Key Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:
- Plan ministry activities that align with the organizational mission and goals.
- Effectively lead and facilitate ministry activities, ensuring engagement and participation.
- Manage and oversee group processes for smooth and successful execution.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of ministry activities, seeking continuous improvement opportunities.
By acquiring the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit, individuals will be better equipped to contribute to the growth and success of Christian organizations through impactful ministry activities.
Today more than ever before, we need to be aware of the need to communicate, the methods and manner of communication that is at our disposal and its power in our lives and the lives of those we deal with.
There are three areas to be addressed:
- Ascertain the purpose of the ministry
- Plan ministry activities and resources
- Facilitate ministry activities
- Manage group processes and conflict
- Evaluate ministry activities
- key principles, practices and theology applicable to the ministry activity
- policies and procedures applicable to the ministry activity
- communication techniques and how these are applied in working with groups, including:
- conflict resolution
- different styles of group leadership
- effective non-verbal communication
- empathetic responding
- active listening
- techniques for maintaining group cohesion
- types of additional support that may be provided to enable participation in ministry activities and groups
- techniques and strategies for program evaluation and self-reflection
- legal and ethical considerations for Christian ministry activities:
- codes of conduct
- duty of care
- privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
- work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
- work health and safety
A comprehensive portfolio of evidence must be presented demonstrating that the assessments are conducted in an environment that reflects workplace conditions, with access to policies, protocols and procedures that guide the organisation and the ministry.