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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and implement a Christian management philosophy in the Church in the light of one's theological perspective 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115956  Describe and implement a Christian management philosophy in the Church in the light of one's theological perspective 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who wish to understand and implement management theory within a local church context.

People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse a Christian management philosophy, analyse the relationship between a preferred theological perspective and the management philosophy, implement systems that ensure effective management and administration of a Church, define the distinctive characteristics of a Christian work environment in relation to other work environments; and devise a strategy and plan for establishing and maintaining a Christian work environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The unit standard: 'Describe and apply basic principles of Christian leadership and management'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • For the purposes of this unit standard, a management philosophy is a coherent theoretical framework which describes ways of managing people to achieve organisational outcomes. It includes but is not limited to theories on motivation, human behaviour, reward incentives, punishments, accountability structures, delegation of authority, power.
  • Christian ethics and values include the way in which people operate with respect to each other and the world at large. Ethics and values include the shared beliefs about God and the Bible which form the basis of individual and corporate action. They express the corporate culture of the faith community while recognising and respecting diversity within the body of Christ.
  • Christian beliefs and values on which a management philosophy might be based may include but are not limited to - understanding of humanity, sin and its effects, nature of spiritual growth, grace, sanctification, salvation, responsibility and accountability of the community of faith, nature of gifting, and motivation.
  • Management focuses on organisational systems and structures. It seeks to enable organisations achieve their stated goals through optimising resources, evaluating policies and procedures, and maintaining accurate records and financial accounts.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse a Christian management philosophy. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Four components of that philosophy; three Christian beliefs and values which contribute to it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis is consistent with representative accounts of the management philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis exhibits connected thought, the reasoning of the person seeking credit, and the weighting of evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis establishes the conceptual relationship between the philosophy and the Christian beliefs and values on which it is based. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis accounts for management practices that emerge from the management philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The analysis accounts for the distinctive emphasis of the philosophy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the relationship between a preferred theological perspective and the management philosophy. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preferred theological perspective may include but is not limited to the preference of - the person seeking credit, theological school of thought, provider, church, denomination, any combination; a theological perspective must be recognised by theologians and/or biblical scholars, and may arise from - a selected school of thought, denominational or cultural context, a theological movement, any combination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis is located within an articulation of the preferred theological perspective. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An identification and justification of at least three assumptions on which that perspective is founded.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analysis takes account of representative accounts of the preferred theological perspective, and of the selected management philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis establishes the relationship between the preferred theological perspective and the selected management philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis exhibits connected thought, the reasoning of the person seeking credit, and the weighing of evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define the distinctive characteristics of a Church work environment in relation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Define the distinctive characteristics of a Church work environment in relation to other work environments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A Christian work environment and at least two other work environments, the same two throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definition identifies significant features of work environments and practices in keeping with sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources must include but are not limited to - authoritative texts, published reviews, supervised observation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The definition draws conclusions about the overall impact of the work environments on their constituency. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Constituency must include employees and may include but is not limited to: customers, people for whom a service is performed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The definition accounts for the distinctive characteristics of a Christian Church work environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Devise a strategy for establishing and maintaining a effective management and administrative system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Devise a strategy for establishing and maintaining a effective management and administrative system within a Church. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The strategy and plan are consistent with the characteristics of a distinctly Christian work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategy and plan are supported by the Christian philosophy of management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evidence can be gathered from any of the following sources - texts, reports, data collected from supervised observation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategy and plan comply with the legislative requirements related to workplace practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The strategy and plan are consistent with Christian ethics and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The strategy and plan are devised with respect to the diversity and number of staff employed in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The strategy and plan incorporate procedures for evaluating effectiveness after implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the appropriate ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the appropriate ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Theories on the nature of the Church as a community
  • Perspectives on Christian Ethics.
  • Understanding of a Christian worldview. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in relation to Church management and administration. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams to facilitate effective administration and management of a Church. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively within a Church. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information with regards to management philosophy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself and the formation of a community. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  48917   National Diploma: Theology and Ministry  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  62609   National Diploma: Theology and Ministry  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.