MPP1171 - Leading the People of God

Course Description

A course examining the nature, functions, and strategies of leadership through a survey of current leadership and management literature. The case-study method of learning involves students in real, contemporary situations. Specialized attention is given to the pastor as leader.

Course Objectives

The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:

  1. Distinguish among theories of leadership -- trait theories, behavioral theories, situational theories, transformational/charismatic theories, and contextual theories.
  2. Recognize the differences and similarities between leadership and management.
  3. Articulate the issues that distinguish Christian leadership from secular leadership while appreciating the similarities between the two.
  4. Apply Biblical principles of leadership to life.
  5. Describe methods of determining leadership effectiveness.
  6. Explain the competencies discovered of especially effective ministers within the Church of the Nazarene.
  7. Analyze real life leadership situations and apply competent leadership skills in the resolution of problems. 

The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:

Course Prerequisites

It is recommended that the following modules be taken before taking this module: Telling the Old Testament Story of God, Telling the New Testament Story of God, Communicating with Spoken and Written Language, and Exploring Christian Ministry.