Christian Leadership in the 21st Century CHM621E

Instructor: TBD

What values characterize leadership that is explicitly Christian? What is the future hope toward which Christian leadership is oriented? How is it possible to lead with the mind, heart, and spirit of Jesus? How do the structures of communities and organizations aid or thwart the exercise of leadership intended to reflect the character of Christ? These questions will center inquiry into the biblical and theological purposes of leadership and the grounds for developing an imagination for adaptive Christian leadership; the analysis of leadership structures of responsibility, power, and authority in organizations; and the practices of spiritual discernment required for leaders who faithfully seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance when leading those they are called to serve. Students will be expected to articulate the values, practices, and attitudes that they believe characterize Christian leadership and will evaluate their own growth toward these understandings.