OD718 Leading the Team-Based Church from Fuller Theological Seminary on Vimeo.
This class examines the theological and cultural support for team-based leadership styles and includes a thorough examination of practical examples. Participants will explore the relationship of Trinitarian theology to collegial leadership. Additionally, the attributes of collaborative systems in biology and engineering (bioteams) will be examined in relation to natural theology. The role of pastor is understood as a crucial spiritual and organizational leader who forms collaborative teams that reflect the love of the Trinity and mutually forged covenants. Participants will learn from recent trends in leadership styles, moving away from authoritarian models of the 20th century to “cellular” and “viral” types of leadership appropriate for the 21st century church. Leadership practices essential for releasing system-wide innovation - untapping the immense creative potential in congregations– will be offered as practical resources for church leadership. The collaborative styles explored can create a healthier pastoral lifestyle, mutual accountability and a “green” (ecologically relevant) method of church leadership.
What Others Have Thought:
"This class helped me to change from a more directive to a collaborative leadership style."
"Dr. Cladis helped me to move from a de-centralized to what I believe is the next step, which is an externally focused church."
students will do a project that provides a detailed strategy for organizing a congregation in a way that reflects their style of leadership as informed by their theology.
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Cladis, George. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders. Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Hirsch, Alan, The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church. Brazos Press, 2007.
Ott, Stanley. Transform Your Church with Ministry Teams. Eerdmans, 2005.
Volf, M. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity
. Eerdmans, 1998.
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