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NAT11239010 Build and maintain community relationships

NAT11239010 Build and maintain community relationships

This unit, NAT11239010 Build and maintain community relationships, focuses on equipping leaders within Christian churches and organizations with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully cultivate relationships with local communities. Participants will learn how to support the development of relationships within their own community, which is commonly referred to as “ministry,” as well as establish connections with external individuals and communities, known as “mission.” This comprehensive unit encompasses the essential skills required for relationship building in both ministry and mission contexts.

Description:

This unit, "NAT11239010 Build and maintain community relationships" focuses on equipping leaders within Christian churches and organizations with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully cultivate relationships with local communities. Participants will learn how to support the development of relationships within their own community, which is commonly referred to as "ministry," as well as establish connections with external individuals and communities, known as "mission." This comprehensive unit encompasses the essential skills required for relationship building in both ministry and mission contexts.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the significance of relationship building in Christian ministry and mission
  • Develop effective relationships with individuals within their own community
  • Establish meaningful connections with external individuals and communities
  • Apply appropriate strategies and approaches to foster positive relationships in both ministry and mission settings
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity when engaging with diverse local communities

Target Audience:

This unit is specifically designed for leaders within Christian organizations who are responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with their own community and the wider community. It is particularly beneficial for individuals seeking to enhance their skills in ministry and mission, as effective relationship building is an essential aspect of their work.

By completing this unit, participants will acquire the necessary skills to create and maintain strong relationships within their own community, fostering a sense of unity and support. Additionally, they will develop the ability to engage with external individuals and communities, facilitating meaningful connections and promoting the shared values of Christian ministry and mission.

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Elements and Performance Criteria

Research the community    

  • Research the composition and history of own and wider community to ascertain key people, events and turning points that shape the community
  • Explore key values of own community to determine what is most relevant to the organisation’s ministry and mission
  • Investigate networks and groups within own and wider community relevant to the ministry and mission of the organisation

Develop effective community relationships 

  • Establish networks with key people and organisations within own and wider community
  • Create opportunities to develop supportive connections between people in the local and wider community

Maintain community relationships

  • Ascertain barriers to engagement with own and wider community
  • Develop strategies to address barriers to engagement
  • Promote opportunities for individuals within own organisation to engage with own and wider community
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies used to maintain community relationships

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:

  • established and fostered positive relationships with individuals and communities
  • supported individuals in own community to engage with own and wider community

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • community development practices and principles
  • community engagement strategies
  • principles of cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication
  • principles of anti-discrimination, equity, and inclusion
  • reengagement strategies for individuals who are disengaged

Assessment

Students must have access to:

  • facilities, equipment and resources that reflect real working conditions and model industry operating conditions and contingencies
  • organisational policies and procedures

Students will present a comprehensive portfolio of evidence of compeney.

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