Administration in Ministry

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Summary

Whether your area of ministerial expertise is in catechetics, pastoral skills, social justice, liturgy, youth ministry, working with young adults, or music, as one who manages others, in either a paid or volunteer capacity, you will be called on to use the tools and skills of administration. Almost all ministers find themselves at some time in an administrative or supervisory role, being asked to plan, make decisions, set goals and priorities, facilitate meetings, prepare budgets, mediate conflict, and evaluate people and processes which will require skills in giving effective feedback. Another aspect of ministerial life that leaders are responsible for is to invite others to volunteer their talents and time, to activate the gifts of the gifted and facilitate their willingness to serve. Ministers are expected to do all these tasks in an atmosphere of calm and control, while keeping within the frameworks provided by civil law and canon law.

Other coursework for this certificate addresses a variety of leadership skills, including effective communication and collaboration. Participants will integrate those skills with the role of administrator/manager/supervisor. Basic information on some Human Resource related practices that impact administrative roles will also be introduced.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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