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.
Leadership is a biblical principle for the guiding and organization of structural units, such as the family, or a people, or governments.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||4 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
Church History I
The course covers the history of the church of its beginnings to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. Special emphasis is placed on the process of formation and development one's own Christian identity.
“Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, but what resulted was the Church.” This quote from the French theologian Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), draws the entire set of problems of the Church, as well as the theology of the church (Ecclesiology) to a sharp point.
Liturgy and Worship
The worship service expresses and signifies the heart of a Christian congregation’s existence. For this reason, one of the central tasks of a church leader is the design and celebration of the worship service.
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology.
It is widely misunderstood that the Old Testament books of the biblical prophets have primarily to do with forecasting the future.