Managing Ministries

Course number: DEPS3222 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: This course is a study of effective management within a Christian setting. Attention will be given to the essential functions, skills and activities of management including mission and leadership, individual and collective performance, human resources and team building as well as fund development and management.

Attention will also be given to the essential functions, skills and activities of managing and leadership, including envisioning, planning, organizing, controlling, and team building. In addition students will learn to manage ministries and meetings, manage change, and manage conflict in the local congregation.

Course Textbook:
Management Essentials for Christian Ministries (2009). Michael J. Anthony, James Riley Estep Jr. ISBN: 0805431233

    Instructor:  Gerry Johnson

Biography: Gerry served in pastoral ministry in Alberta and Ontario. He also served as Director of World Mission Communications for the PAOC, President of Vanguard College, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy and as principal of International Biblical Online Leadership Training (IBOLT). For the past eight years he has served on the pastoral staff of Mill Woods Assembly in Edmonton as Senior Associate of Leadership Advancement. Gerry and his wife Karen have three grown children and five grandchildren. They enjoy Friday ‘date night’ and a refreshing Brown Cow (half milk and half root beer) on a hot summer day.

Education: Diploma in Theology, Vanguard College; Honors M.A. in Leadership and Management, Briercrest Seminary.