This course is designed for
students who have been in ministry long enough to understand that ministering
is riddled with competing commitments.
How are we then to lead in the midst of these embedded tensions? The course will introduce
the range of skills and practices one needs to lead God’s people faithfully and
effectively. We will emphasize how
these skills and practices are grounded in theology, biblical studies, ethics,
and church history. A major theme
of the course will be that the listening and communication skills it takes to
be a good pastor, preacher and teacher are the very skills that make a good
What Others Have Thought:
"Dr. Cormode broadened my understanding of governance and increased my understanding of leadership practices."
"This course helped me to identify different ways of thinking. It also inspired me to be a better leader and to never stop trying to improve."
Students will do a final project which brings to bear the work of the course on the student's particular context of ministry. Students will also perform reflections on a case study presented in class.
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Collins, Jim. Good to Great (HarperCollins, 2001)
Cormode, Scott.Making Spiritual Sense (Abingdon, 2006)
Pree, Max. Leadership is an Art (Dell, 1989)
L. and Deal, T., Reframing Organizations,
3rd Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2003)
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