The selection and development of Christian leaders is one of the major challenges the church faces as it nears the twenty-first century. This course provides students with a contemporary theology of Christian leadership. Unit 1 discusses leadership theory, style, and power, with applications to Christian leadership. Unit 2 presents servanthood leadership as a model for Christian leaders and covers biblical principles, crucial values, and priorities of servant leaders. Biblical case studies that demonstrate important leadership principles are the focus of Unit 3. Unit 4 provides practical help with major leadership functions: reproducing leaders, implementing organizational change, leading small groups, and evaluating leadership objectives.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Describe the characteristics of given leadership theories, styles, and power bases.2.State from memory Clinton’s definition of Christian leadership.3.Explain ways that Clinton’s definition of a Christian leader differs from secular definitions of leaders.4.Identify at least four leadership styles of biblical leaders.5.Analyze given situations to determine which base of spiritual authority is appropriate for each one.6.Apply the biblical principles of servanthood leadership to your own life and ministry.7.Relate to your own life and ministry the crucial values and priorities of servant leaders.8.Describe principles of leadership demonstrated in the leadership styles of Nehemiah, Paul, and Barnabas.9.Evaluate Jesus’ methods for training leaders as a model for leadership training today.10.Explain how a four-stage change model can be used to bring about effective change within a Christian organization.11.Lead a small group according to given guidelines.12.Discuss ways emerging leaders can be identified and developed.13.Understand and apply the principles involved in developing and reaching your ministry objectives.14.Describe your personal leadership style and evaluate it in terms of biblical leadership values.15.Specify ways in which concepts learned through your study of this course will contribute to your leadership in your own field of service.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%