Class format will consist of the following components:
- Chat Attendance and Active Participation (10%)
The eProf will evaluate classroom involvement based on the quality and quantity of responses, including questions asked. Though chat attendance and participation will not earn any points, it is mandatory to attend chats. Missing more than two chats will result in an Incomplete.
- Weekly Reading & Learning Report (20%)
Reading should be completed before each weekly class, and Weekly Reading & Learning Reports (form available at course site) should be emailed to the eProf before chat on the following week (e.g., Learning Report for week #1 is due before Chat #2). Reading assignments are listed below on the Assignment Chart.
- Alternate Weekly Reading Learning Assignment
There are many excellent articles and books on Christian leadership principles. You may choose one of them as a substitute for any of the reading assignments on the assignment chart below, read it, and report on it for the rest of the class. (This alternate reading assignment may be used in place of a maximum of 5 class readings.)
Read Barton’s “Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership”. In a 2-3 page written report (submitted to the eProf by email) describe what the book is about, its scriptural basis, and how your life and leadership will be different going forward.
Choose two persons listed in the Index of Persons in Spiritual Leadership (pp 187-189) and/or the Index of Names in Transforming Leadership (pp 319-320). Write a report on each person chosen telling why they are considered to be leaders and discussing the major leadership qualities of each.
- Interpretative Assignment (15%)
Choose one of the ten major categories of leadership we will be discussing each week (e.g., “Living in a Glass House” from week 4) and make a scriptural case for the issue based on at least 7-8 scripture references. Using one of these references, conduct an exegetical study as to its original meaning and then show its theological meaning as to how it would apply and impact you and your ministry.
- Leadership Project Paper (20%)
Write a 3- to 5-page paper (submitted to the eProf by email) examining your own leadership style in light of leadership principles learned in this course and how your style relates to the way you do ministry. Address any issues discovered with a personal plan of action to hone your leadership skills and improve your future ministry.
- Ministry Styles Assessment (10%)
Complete the Ministry Styles assessment (available online, instructions provided at course site).