Details for Chaplaincy Leadership

The objective of this paper is to develop leadership, organisational and professional skills and knowledge within the field of chaplaincy.



Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CHPM03
  • Credit points: 15

Awards offering Chaplaincy Leadership

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The objective of this paper is to develop leadership, organisational and professional skills and knowledge within the field of chaplaincy.




Students should be able to:

  1. Utilise self-assessment tools, and demonstrate competent use, of leadership skills in the provision of pastoral care and support of clients in chaplaincy ministry
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of selected client issues within different cultural contexts
  3. Plan and arrange a range of chaplaincy services and special events
  4. Formulate a plan for ongoing professional and personal growth, development and self-care

Subject Content

  • Dynamics of Human Spirituality
  • Holistic Client Planning for Chaplaincy Clients
  • Guidelines for Chaplaincy-Based Workplace Supervisors
  • Cultural Dimensions of Chaplaincy
  • Religious Rituals and Practices
  • Loss, Dying and Grief
  • Leadership Principles in Chaplaincy Practice

Prescribed Text

Patton, J. Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.



Representative References

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Egan, Richard. Spirituality in Palliative Care Seminar. Waitangi: Hospice New Zealand, 2011.

Ellis, Thomas M. This Thing Called Grief: Understandings of Loss. Minneapolis: Syren Book Company, 2006.

Heaney, Pam.  Coming to Grief: A Survival Guide to Grief and Loss.  NZ: Random House, 2002.

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K. Management of Organizational Behavior. 6th edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993.

MacKinlay, E. Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012.

Majdali, Kameel. Pass the Salt: Biblical Integrity Today. Kent, England: Sovereign World Ltd, 2000.

Malphurs, Aubrey. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2003.

Malphurs, Aubrey and Mancini, Will. Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books. 2004.

Manning, Doug. Comforting Those Who Grieve: A Quick Guide for Helping Others. Harper & Rowe, 1985.

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Robinson, H. Grief. USA: Zondervan, 1996.

Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.

Schwass, M. Last Words: Approaches to Death in New Zealand's Cultures and Faiths, Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 2005.

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Webster, M. Loss and Grief.Sydney: IEFT, 2006.

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Wunnenberg, K. Hopelifter. Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan. 2013.

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