The Next Faithful Step
This course is designed to help students learn to help all of God's People take the next faithful step as they walk in the world. This course is informally paired with GM522 (Leadership in Context). This course teaches students how to help people take the next faithful step along the path they are already walking (another name for that step would be "growth"). The leadership course, then, helps people take the next faithful step along a new path (which we might call "change" or even "transformation").
The purpose of this course is to teach students to lead God's people. We will use your field education internships as a context for learning. The course describes the multiple layers of leading and gives students the opportunity to understand leadership by relating it to the work they are doing in their ministry setting. The ministry context also provides a proving ground that allows students to experiment with the lessons taught in the classroom.