Assisting in a Church Ministry

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This particular unit Assisting in a Church Ministry utilizes the community services unit “CHCGRP001 Support Group Activities”. It is ideally suited to the development of ministry skills. Every call has to start somehere, we call it - the begining and here is where great people in ministry start  - by being a ministry help.

It is much the same as any other sphere of work, learning to help and gaining the basic skills and insights upon which you will develop your particular calling.

For the purpose of the Certificate III level your reporting and documentation will be at the level of someone who is involved with the group but not in oversight, even though you may actually be in oversight.

You are required to demonstrate your competency in supporting your ministry team with a particular emphasis on the three major forms of communication 1. Oral, 2. Written, 3. Reading. This may include computerized communication if that is relevant within your group, especially if information is stored electronically.

Performance Evidence.

You must demonstrate your ability to complete tasks as outlined in this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have participated in, and supported the activities of, at least 3 different groups, where groups comprise at least 5 members.

Knowledge Evidence.

You must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined within this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of  your work or ministry role.

This includes knowledge of:
1.  legal and ethical considerations  for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice:

    codes of conduct
    discrimination
    duty of care
    mandatory reporting
    privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
    records management
    work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
    work health and safety

2.  policies and procedures

3.  nature of groups and the way they operate at an overview level, including:

   dynamics of groups
   stages of group
   development stages of change
   styles of group leadership and decision-making

4.  communication techniques and how they are used within groups, including:

   active listening and questioning
   rapport building
   conflict resolution
   non-verbal communication

5.  nature of resources provided to groups, including:

   information/referrals
   facilities equipment/materials
   administrative support
   facilitation of meetings
   worker skills/expertise

6.  nature of support provided including:

   resources managed by the organisation
   advice, information and facilitation
   individual or group supervision.

To help you gather the evidence required we suggest that you collate the information over a period of not less than 1 months and compile it with a report addressing the issues Identified in the Assignment and report proforma.

The subject can be completed through our Online Training Portal or by the compilation of a thorough portfolion of evidence.  If undertaken through classroom simulation or by a portfolio the complimentary Vision subject is Methodologies of Multiplication

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