OPEN JAN 07, 2022 – MAR 13, 2022 550 $
Leader Development
Leadership is a biblical principle for the guiding and organization of structural units, such as the family, or a people, or governments. In the same way, healthy leadership is also a central key for the successful design of growing churches. The author, John Maxwell, minted the epigram, “Leadership is influence!” Healthy, spiritual leadership in the church should therefore always be designed for the reproduction of itself. We keep that in mind as we build our churches or other ministry structures, which are designed to influence others. In this practical course, the student will become acquainted with practical principles necessary for leadership development and multiplication.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION4 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULMULTIPLICATION
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTRODUCTORY
CREDIT HOURS2
TOTAL TIME40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Leader Development: Leader training, delegation, multiplication
Leadership is a biblical principle for the guiding and organization of structural units, such as the family, or a people, or governments. In the same way, healthy leadership is also a central key for the successful design of growing churches. The author, John Maxwell, minted the epigram, “Leadership is influence!” Healthy, spiritual leadership in the church should therefore always be designed for the reproduction of itself. We keep that in mind as we build our churches or other ministry structures, which are designed to influence others. In this practical course, the student will become acquainted with practical principles necessary for leadership development and multiplication.

Course Goals

  • The student describes principles of healthy biblical leadership.
  • The student recognizes the possibilities, as well as the dangers, of the gift and task of leadership. This includes the ability to articulate the difference between healthy and abusive leadership.
  • The student demonstrates comprehension in theory and practice of leadership multiplication, by completing exercises involving leading other people and developing their leadership gifts.
  • The student articulates the connection between leadership and church development.
  • The student describes differing leader personalities and styles. This includes discovery of his/her own leadership gifts and styles.

Preparatory Tasks

Complete assigned reading
2-page written reflection, based on the following task (to be handed in on the last lecture-day of the course):
Find a person whose leadership gifts are recognized and whom you respect, from home you would like to learn more about leadership.
Choose 2 areas or functions of leadership that this person embodies or practices where you yourself hope to experience growth. Your written reflection regarding these areas or functions should answer the following questions:
Which aspects of this person’s leader-gifting do you appreciate, and why?
If I were to grow significantly in these areas myself, what would be the results in my own leadership tasks?
Which practical steps will I take in order to successfully grow in the areas that I have described?

OPEN JAN 07, 2022 – MAR 13, 2022
550 $

Contents of the course in detail

Leader Development: Leader training, delegation, multiplication
  • What is leadership?
  • Biblical leadership and authority
  • Principles of spiritual leadership
  • The significance of character and charisma in leadership
  • Practical ways to develop leadership in the church context
  • Multiplying leaders
  • Challenges and hindrances in the practice of leadership development
  • Discovering leadership gifts and abilities in others; encouraging and releasing gifts and abilities in others
  • Passing on the leadership “baton.”

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Written reflection (30%).
Open-book essay test (70%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (eight hours)

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.