Leadership

Definition:

Leaders see the destination and help the community arrive. Leadership is crucial in the local church. The church looks to the pastor for spiritual guidance and administration on the path to Christlike discipleship. The pastor may be a key person in the community. There are many forms of leadership, but Jesus is the most important model for a pastor to follow. Leadership heading toward discipleship involves every aspect of ministry. One’s personality and cultural setting determine the way that a leader influences, but many universal skills can also be learned and developed with practice.

Characteristics:

Be:

  • Mentor
  • Integrity
  • Courageous
  • Team builder

Know:

  • Leadership types
  • Personal strengths and weaknesses

Do:

  • Careful planning
  • Mentoring others
  • Strategic planning
  • Clear communication
  • Correction and guidance

Outcomes:

  1. Identify how Christ was a leader and demonstrate ways to apply this leadership in students’ lives. LEA-1
  2. Demonstrate the role of the team in leadership development and how to develop trust between the team members using personal integrity. Explain how to show each person in a team how important they are to the team. LEA-2
  3. Demonstrate to a mentor that the students’ interpersonal relationships reflect the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, including forgiveness, honesty, loving the neighbor, and respect for other. LEA-3
  4. Explain how the biblical description of the body of Christ relates to teams; how a Wesleyan perspective of spiritual gifts and the fruit of the Spirit impact the function of a team, the role of VMOST (Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics) for a team, impact of social media, and historical examples of teams. LEA-4
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conceive and articulate purpose, mission, and vision, and to develop strategic plans in a local church. LEA-5
  6. Demonstrate that the students are mentoring someone now. LEA-6
  7. Explain the benefits of mentoring from a biblical and theological perspective, the goals and purpose, the selection process for mentoring (prayer, issues such as gender and age); and the difference between formal and informal mentoring. Explain the role of evaluating and accountability in the mentoring relationship and the difference between a friend and a mentor. LEA-7
  8. Demonstrate how to identify tasks as opportunities for team development. Develop and articulate a strategy for team creation, team endurance, and team termination. LEA-8
  9. Identify and explain the essence of effective communication, variety of ways our communication can be misunderstood, and how this impairs good communication, currently and historically, and the impact of emotion on communication. LEA-9
  10. Explain how it is important for Christian leaders to correct and reprove in love as taught in the Bible when someone does wrong even when it goes against their local culture. LEA-10
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