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Leadership Essentials is focused on the individual as a leader in ministry, who is constantly growing and maturing in his or her walk with the Lord and with others. Before we begin let’s review the requirements necessary for the successful completion of Leadership Essentials. We will also discuss the rationale and examine the expected learning outcomes.

Course Requirements

  • Mentor – This course will require two meetings with a mentor designed to provide the student with a greater understanding of biblical principles and qualities necessary for an effective Christian leader. You must have chosen a mentor before the course begins.

Rationale
Leading a ministry is more than activity. It is being! The Christian leader must be constantly growing and maturing in his or her walk with the Lord and with others. Since it has been determined that to a large extent the success of any ministry depends on the leader, it is necessary for those already involved in ministry or those considering it, to examine biblical principles for leadership and the personal qualities essential for a good leader. In addition, emphasis is placed on building relationships, time management, communication skills and managing conflict necessary for effective ministry.

Instructional Methods
Individual assignments and community forum discussions allow the student to interact with the curriculum on both a personal and interpersonal level. During the course, the student will meet with a mentor to allow the student to understand the qualities necessary for an effective leader and further develop a personal leadership development plan.

Learning Outcomes
By the conclusion of this course the student will:

  • Discuss leadership topics in the forum.
  • Examine his or her own personal leadership development as it relates to the course content in each module posting reflective summaries in the online journal.
  • Create a personal leadership development plan designed to promote his or her development as a Christian leader over the next year.

Course Orientation
This presentation will give you a brief orientation highlighting important information that you need to know before beginning the course. Click on the link below to view the presentation.