Course Information

 

for Leadership Department


Discipleship I (LDR100P)

Credits:3

Through a combination of discussions and presentations, individual study, interaction with others and participation in experiences in the FE101 course, students gain perspective and understanding of their ministry prospects, aptitudes, and interests, as well as enhance their personal spiritual development. Practical ministry formation opportunities provide an environment in which to discern God’s leading. Co-requisite: FE101

Discipleship II (LDR101P)

Credits:3

This is a continuation of Discipleship I: Through a combination of discussions and presentations, individual study, interaction with others and participation in the experiences in FE101, students gain perspective and understanding of their ministry prospects, aptitudes, and interests, as well as enhance their personal spiritual development. Practical ministry formation opportunities provide an environment in which to discern God’s leading. Prerequisite: LDR100 Discipleship I

Issues for Leadership Effectiveness (LDR201P)

Credits:3

Issues facing leaders are constantly changing. This course examines the latest issues facing personal leadership. Students will use the strategies given to increase their emotional intelligence. Emphasis will be given to the leader's personal life and explore their calling and personal philosophy of ministry. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Leadership Strategies (LDR301P)

Credits:3

This course teaches students how to implement some of the leading strategies vital to effective leadership. Emphasis will be given to organizational leadership. This includes mission statements, vision, key results, change management, organizational ethos and human resources. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Team Leadership Theories & Practices (LDR311P)

Credits:3

This course focuses on theories of healthy team development, personal and group dynamics and communication as a team. Time is spent in understanding board governance and board development, and how to function more effectively and efficiently as a team leader in navigating conflict situations. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Leadership Capstone Course (LDR402P)

Credits:3

Communication to Youth (LDR411P)

Credits:3

This course teaches students how to give youth talks and run a small group. With practical coaching, it offers students an opportunity to practice delivering a message and developing small group Bible study curriculum. Prerequisites: COM100 Introduction to Communications

Youth Leadership Foundations (LDR412P)

Credits:3

The study and assessment of the history and philosophy of student ministry in North America as a basis for doing healthy youth ministry today. Time is also spent discussing the effective elements, practices, philosophies and models of youth work. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Youth Leadership Practices (LDR413P)

Credits:3

A course, which at its center, offers the nuts and bolts leadership elements experienced in a day-to-day, church-based youth ministry. The course pays particular attention to risk management in youth ministry, team building among staff, creating staff job descriptions, building partnerships with parents and families, the use of appropriate planning processes and healthy budgeting practices. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Youth Leadership Practicum (LDR419P)

Credits:12

All of the theory in the world does not make a person an effective leader. A full-year of ministry, at least part-time, with a seasoned youth leader as a mentor will solidify what is learned in the classroom and field education experiences and extend the learning into the real-world of leadership. Normally taken in the last year. Prerequisite: FE301 Field Education III

Homiletics (LDR431P)

Credits:3

Homiletics is the study of sermon preparation and delivery. The student studies several types of sermons and develops skills in using principles of sermon preparation. The course includes video-taped evaluation of sermons preached. Prerequisite: COM100 Introduction to Communications

Theological Foundations of Pastoral Leadership (LDR432P)

Credits:3

Effective ministry is grounded in sound theology. This course offers students opportunity to engage in theological study and reflection that relates to several aspects of local church ministry: the nature and biblical mandate of the church, the pastoral role, communion, baptism, marriage, divine healing, etc. The course explores various theological traditions with an aim to help students shape a theological framework for future ministry. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles

Pastoral Leadership Practices (LDR433P)

Credits:3

Pastoral Care (LDR434P)

Credits:3

This course deals with the role of the pastor as caregiver and facilitator of care ministry in the local church. Students learn how to prepare for and conduct the ordinances/sacraments such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and/or dedications; deal with counseling requests; handle visitation needs all the while safeguarding one’s personal life.

Pastoral Leadership Practicum (LDR439P)

Credits:12

All of the theory in the world does not make a person an effective leader. A full-year of ministry, at least part-time, with a seasoned church leader as a mentor will solidify what is learned in the classroom and field education experiences and extend the learning into the real-world of leadership. Normally taken in the last year. Prerequisite: FE301 Field Education III

Crosscultural Communication (LDR451P)

Credits:3

Global Leadership Practices (LDR453P)

Credits:3

Preparation for field placement is an essential component for developing well trained cross-cultural workers. To maximize the opportunity of working in a cross-cultural environment the candidates need to be prepared on a spiritual and a personal level. This course allows them to explore the areas of spiritual disciplines, personal preparation, developing team dynamics, and skills for cross-cultural adaptation. The emphasis is on practical skills to enable the students to gain the most out of their cross-cultural experience. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles and ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship

Cultural Intelligence Strategies (LDR454P)

Credits:3

Cultural Intelligence is more than just a fancy way of expressing cultural sensitivity. One can be culturally sensitive and yet still fail to be cross culturally effective. Simply knowing about other cultures, using language and understanding culturally dynamics will not guarantee cross cultural success. The science of CQ has been studied across over 50 countries and has proven to be the only Scientific Intelligence model that crosses cultures. This course deepens the students understanding of Cultural Intelligence and develop methods and strategies for cultural intelligent ministry raising the chance of cross cultural effectiveness greatly. Prerequisite: HTH274 Leadership Principles and ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship

Global Leadership Practicum (LDR459P)

Credits:12

During the final year of the Global Leadership program, students complete their international practicum in a foreign country with an international agency. The minimum length of this practicum is six months under the direct supervision of an experienced field worker. On the field, students work on assignments in the areas of both personal and professional development. Students submit assignments throughout their international practicum and remain in contact with their faculty advisor as regularly as technology at their placement allows for. Prerequisite: FE301 Field Education III, LDR453 Global Leadership Practices and LDR252 Theological Foundations for Global Leadership and in the student's final year.