The Catholic Institute


Leadership and Ministry

TH601 THE SACRAMENTS TODAY
Level 6, 15 credits
Using a contemporary sacramental theology, this course will explore the place of sacraments within the faith life of Catholic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. It will offer a synopsis of the seven Catholic sacraments and examine how the sacramental-liturgical celebrations of the Church express the identity of Christian communities and shape their sense of mission.
 
TH603 RENEWING THE CHURCH
Level 6, 15 credits
This course examines the critical historical and theological influences on the evolving understanding of the mission and identity of the Church since the second Vatican Council. Students will consider the ecclesial and pastoral implications of the call since the Council to renewal through response to "the signs of the times in the light of the Gospel".
 
LD601 VALUES AND ETHICS IN LEADERSHIP
Level 6, 15 Credits
Keeping in mind the practical challenges faced by those in or aspiring to leadership roles, and the bi-cultural commitment of the Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, this course will help students critically reflect on ethical practice in relation to contemporary issues within the framework of the Catholic-Christian moral tradition, including its tradition of canon law.
 
LD602 LITURGICAL LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICE
Level 6, 15 Credits
This course is designed to prepare lay ministers for leadership in the liturgical and spiritual life of a range of Catholic ecclesial communities. The course will provide students with a critical understanding of the significance of liturgical celebrations in Catholic life and help them develop the practical skills needed to lead forms of liturgical and spiritual expression in contemporary ecclesial communities.
 
LD604 SKILLS FOR PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
Level 6, 15 credits
Beginning with the records of Jesus' own public ministry, the course will enable participants to examine the key motifs and leadership insights from that ministry and apply them to pastoral and managerial challenges within particular ecclesial settings. The practical applications in a variety of ministries is explored.
 
TH609 HE TURANGA WHAKAARO - A PLACE TO STAND AND SHARE
Level 6, 15 credits
The course provides an advanced understanding of key Māori concepts through engagement in the journey and contemporary use of Te Reo. Students will deepen their understanding of the distinctive, indigenous world view that is Te Ao Māori, and will be challenged to consider their own world view and cultural story and its similarities and differences to the Māori world in a bicultural faith and ministry context.

LD603 MODELS OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP
Level 6, 15 Credits
This course will examine significant models of Biblical leadership by both men and women, to explore their relevance for contemporary Church leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will be challenged to consider how to apply Biblical models such as servant leadership and prophetic leadership to specific pastoral and ecclesial situations.
 
LD605 LEADERSHIP AND MINISTRY
Level 6, 15 Credits                            
This capstone course applies the principles and practices of lay leadership examined throughout the Christian leadership programme to the exercise of leadership within the context of a parish, chaplaincy, school or other ecclesial organisation. Drawing from the mainstream theories of leadership, and the biblical and Catholic models of leadership covered in previous courses, students will consolidate and demonstrate their understanding of the practice of lay pastoral leadership to manage communities and parishes in the bi-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.