Technological developments are becoming integrated into and changing our social practices and institutions, including sexuality, marriage and family life. This course will help students to engage with some of the pastoral issues that people face today from the beginning of life through to the end of life. The backdrop for reflecting on these issues is that of the Catholic-Christian moral tradition, including its tradition of canon law.
When the NZDCS-CL replaces the Diploma these papers will be available to Launch Out candidates as Professional Papers for leadership (AS WELL AS PM632, TH631 AND TH636_
This course will explore the influence a Christian world view has on the way people enter into the leadership process. It will examine the nature of the organisation where people do leadership and consider how doing leadership within the parish context can constitute ministry.
This course will assist students to gain insights into, and some experience of, the key organisational, management, administration and basic pastoral counselling skills required in pastoral leadership. The Catholic-Christian view of the person forms the background against which this course will be conducted.
The following paper is part of the DipPL but will not be offered after the Diploma is retired.
LD/PM334 PASTORAL LEADERSHIP IN SYNTHESIS
Level 6, 15 Credits Course Material: Course Reader The aim of this paper is to bring together the different learning from the academic and practical components of the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership Programme. Various themes will be identified and students will be asked to apply their insights to different scenarios. It will also provide an opportunity to explore the Church and leadership of the future.