Leadership in Small Christian Communities and Its Effect on Parish Strategy: A Case of St Francis Catholic Church in Kasarani, Nairobi County

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dc.contributor.author Nzisi, Bernadette Mwikali
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-18T13:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-18T13:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3515
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development (MOD) en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the leadership style at the Small Christian Communities, popularly known as Jumuiya, and the impact on the strategy of the St. Francis Church Parish, Kasarani. The research questions that guided this research included: What role do Jumuiya (small Christian communities) leaders play in determining the strategic direction of St Francis Church? What is the role of Jumuiya leaders (small Christian communities) in communicating the strategy of St Francis Church to the church members? How are the Jumuiya (small Christian communities) leaders involved in implementing the strategy of St Francis Church? A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to sample 30 SCC leaders in the St. Francis Parish, Kasarani. Data was collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire during a parish council meeting and each respondent was allowed 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire, so that the data collection process does not interfere with the activities of the SCC leaders. Data was presented using tables and figures through descriptive and inferential statistics. From the findings, it can be surmised that SCC (Jumuiya) leaders have a huge role to play in the strategy direction, communication of strategy, and implementation of strategy in the parish and in the wider Roman Catholic Church. Importantly, almost all of the respondents asserted that the church had a clear strategic direction and a majority of the respondents stated that the strategy of the parish was in line with that of the overall Roman Catholic Church. The findings showed that a significant number of the respondents agreed that the SCC contributes in assisting the parish meet its objectives while others stated that the SCC and its leaders helped the parish in alignment of strategy. In communication, it was almost unanimously agreed among SCC leaders that they have an important role in coordinating communication between the parish and the parishioners towards realization of the objectives of the parish. Further, coordination and control systems were reported as critical in implementation of strategy. In sum, this study showed that parish are well organized into SCCs (Jumuiya’s) with leaders who have critical roles in strategy direction, communication of strategy, and aligning the parish strategy with the strategy of the wider church, and hence, consequently impacting the strategy of the parish, as inferences from St. Francis Catholic Church Kasarani show. Based on the study findings it is recommended that the SCC leaders should work towards making the strategy of the parish clearer, increase meeting time, and seek for further funding from parish to enable them attend to those who are in dire need in the parish. The study also recommends further studies on the role of SCC members in strategy of the parish and the strategy of the Roman Catholic Church in general. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Small Christian Communities en_US
dc.subject Effect on Parish Strategy en_US
dc.subject St Francis Catholic Church in Kasarani en_US
dc.subject Nairobi County en_US
dc.title Leadership in Small Christian Communities and Its Effect on Parish Strategy: A Case of St Francis Catholic Church in Kasarani, Nairobi County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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