Institute of Pastoral Management (IPM-2)
“To watch intently from the perspective of its relevance is the need of the pastoral management today. It’s a call to be critically specific, a call to collect and analyse data and a call to organise people groups and movement for a sustainable alternative” was a powerful remark by Rev. Dr. D. R. Sadananda, at the inaugural of IPM phase-II. Having completed phase-I for about 250 pastors from all over CSI, the department of Pastoral Concerns has launched phase-II of the Institute of Pastoral Management on 6th August 2018. The Batch-I programme was held during 6- 9 August at the CSI Centre, Chennai. Mr. Benny Theodore facilitated two sessions namely: Performance Management and Administrative Skills. Mr. J. S. Anbu spoke on People’s Skills with specific emphasis on leadership. C. A. Dr. Kandasamy led the sessions on Finance Management by highlighting practical approaches for Non-Profit bodies. Sessions on legislation were centred around the rights. Children’s Rights and Women’s Rights were taught by Adv. Priscilla; Consumer Rights were dealt by Adv. Patricia Joany; on Alternate Development Plans that Child Protection and Child-Friendly Churches was dealt by Rev. Dr. Jayachitra Lalitha. Rev. Asir Ebenezer presented the Alternate Development Plans by alluding to the nexus between religion-politics-market. The last session was on Conflict Resolution. Mr. Raja Christopher from the Christian Institute of Management led the session by helping the participants to identify the sources of conflict and various responses to conflict. In the closing session, Rev. Dr. John Samuel, the Principal of Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai, has shared the closing address and gave away the IPM certificates.
Rev. K. James Cecil Victor
Director, Pastoral Concerns