Unit overview and content

This unit offers students an opportunity to explore the power and relevance of Theology and Scripture to influence leadership as it is exercised both in public and faith-based settings. Students will be introduced to traditional and contemporary methods of discernment that can empower them to be wise and ethical decision-makers, who take appropriate action that is respectful of the human experience and inspired by faith and spirituality. Students will engage in a number of exercises that will apply their Theological and Scriptural Studies to real life leadership challenges.

Unit content includes:

    • Threshold Concepts
    • “Doing Theology”
    • Method In “Doing Theology”
    • Doing Theology, Theological Reflection Methods
    • “Doing Theology”, “Befriending” A Theological Tradition
    • Scripture as Resource in Leadership
    • Old Testament Insights on Leadership
    • New Testament Portrayals of Leadership
    • The Pauline Heritage
    • The Petrine Heritage & The Heritage of Matthew’s Gospel
    • The Leadership Heritage of the Johannine Communities

Assumed Knowledge 


Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week session, comprised of

  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least seven hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.


Dr Monica Dutton

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.