Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Adult Faith Formation Course Description

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708 Leadership


708. Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills course invites the adult learner to gain perspective of and knowledge in management and operational skills, as an organization leader, with a focus on Church settings. While not a business as such, the Church has some of the same organizational needs and many of the same general leadership principles apply. Yet, as those who serve Christ and his Church understand, ministry has its own relational and practical needs and therefore its own unique styles and distinctive characteristic attributes, including the distinctive personal qualities of its leaders.5


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Understand the relationship between leadership and ministry
  •  Learn how to be a “servant-leader” in the style of Jesus
  •  Learn the skills necessary to be a leader at the service of the Church
  •  Identify challenges lay ecclesial ministers encounter
  •  Describe the characteristics a lay ecclesial minister must posses