THC13 Principles of Leadership 1
This course is the study of principles of leadership from a Christian perspective. It includes an overview of how spiritual leaders emerge and develop a brief historical survey of leadership theories and the major factors that determine leadership effectiveness, and other issues like cross-cultural differences in leadership, leadership styles, organizational structures, women in ministry, and values. It also includes a study of the theories of administration, various administrative functions and tasks such as planning, leading, organizing and controlling of a local church or organization. Skills are enhanced in the areas of handling board, committee and congregational/organizational meetings, formulation and implementation of constitution and by-laws, handling conflicts, and other administrative tasks.
Students will study examples of servant leadership and compare and contrast discipleship and leadership. They will examine positive and negative examples of leadership and evaluate the methods used by leaders in the New Testament to accomplish a range of activities. Students will compare and contrast these biblical examples with examples from their own cultural context of leadership. The biblical theological approach will then bridge into practical leadership issues that face ministers today.
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