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Through the Leadership: Foundational Study Bundle you will gain a firm understanding of Christian ministry leadership. You’ll learn how to apply key frameworks to self-leadership, leading individuals, team leadership, and organizational leadership. You’ll also focus on the practical dynamics of transformational leadership and biblical-theological principles for both healthy teams and healthy team leadership. These courses will help you identify challenges that often arise in leadership and how to determine solutions for moving toward a shared goal.

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  • Title: Leadership: Foundational Study Bundle
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 3
  • Video Hours: 29
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LD101 Introducing Ministry Leadership

  • Instructor: Justin Irving
  • Video hours: 9

In LD101, Dr. Irving introduces the critical subject of ministry leadership. Effective leadership is an essential component of any healthy organization, but what makes ministry leadership unique? In addition to providing surveys of contemporary leadership theories and obstacles to effective leadership, Dr. Irving explains the uniquely Christian approach to leadership, offering biblical examples from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. This course also demonstrates how the radical nature of servant leadership can transform your ministry.


  • Introducing the Course
Unit 1: Christian Leadership
  • Why Leadership? Why Now?
  • What Is Christian Leadership?
  • The Example of Servant Leadership
  • The Power of Servant Leadership
  • Considering Godly Leaders
  • Joshua: Leadership in Early Life
  • Joshua: Tested and Proven Leadership
  • Joshua: Called and Courageous Leadership
  • Joshua: Failure in Leadership
  • Joshua: A Leader’s Legacy
  • Leadership and Management
  • Vision Casting
  • Vision: Destination and Path
  • Understanding Our Times
  • Cultural Dimensions
  • Cultural Differences
Unit 2: Frameworks for Ministry Leadership
  • Purpose in Leadership
  • Holistic Leadership
  • Focusing on Goals
  • Focusing on Followers
  • A Biblical Model of Servant Leadership
  • Contemporary Models of Servant Leadership
  • Leading from the Inside Out
  • A Model for Servant Leadership: Begin with Authentic Leaders
  • A Model for Servant Leadership: Understand the Priority of People
  • A Model for Servant Leadership: Help Followers Navigate toward Effectiveness
  • Servant Leadership: John 13
  • Focusing on Purpose
Unit 3: Self-Leadership
  • Biblical Foundations for Self-Leadership
  • Values and Virtues
  • The Dark Side of Leadership
  • Leadership Emergence Theory
  • Self-Differentiation and Resiliency
  • Prioritizing Goals
  • Handling Conflict
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding Myers-Briggs Personality Types
  • Strengths-Based Leadership Instrument
Unit 4: Leading Individuals
  • Historical Survey of Leadership Theories
  • Contingency and Situational Leadership
  • Other Types of Leadership
Unit 5: Leading Teams and Groups
  • Shared Leadership
  • Teams and Groups
  • Effective Team Members
  • Effective Team Relationships
  • Effective Team Development
  • Effective Team Leaders
  • Effective Team Diagnosis
  • Team Dimensions and Dysfunctions
Unit 6: Leading Organizations
  • Introduction to Organizational Leadership
  • Attitudes and Approaches of Organizational Leaders: Theories X and Y
  • Attitudes and Approaches of Organizational Leaders: Theory Z
  • Adapting to Shifting Paradigms
  • Applying Systems Thinking to Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Roles
  • Communication Competencies for Leaders
  • Level 5 Leadership
  • Origins of Level 5 Leadership
  • The Path to Excellence
  • Leading as a Change Agent
  • Leadership in Emergent Self-Organization
  • Reimagining the Church
  • A Four-Frame Model of Organizations
  • Priority of Culture
  • Leading with Purpose
  • Course Summary and Challenge

LD121 Introducing Transformational Leadership

  • Instructor: Mark McCloskey
  • Video Hours: 9

Today’s churches, parachurch organizations, and businesses require leadership that is transformational. In this course, Dr. Mark McCloskey, professor of transformational leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, explains his 4R model of transformational leadership. The model provides a biblical framework for leadership based on the cardinal virtues. Dr. McCloskey explores practical ways to use the 4R model in the process of learning, teaching, and practicing leadership. He shows how leaders can apply these lessons to a variety of leadership contexts. Even those who do not have formal leadership roles will find this course informative and practical as they influence churches and organizations where they are members.


  • Introduction
  • Unit 1: Transformational Leadership Theory
  • Unit 2: A Theology of Transformational Leadership
  • Unit 3: Relationships
  • Unit 4: Roles
  • Unit 5: Responsibilities
  • Unit 6: Results
  • Unit 7: Application
  • Unit 8: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Summary and Conclusion

This course is not yet complete, but will be downloaded once it is produced.

LD201 Leading Teams and Groups in Ministry

  • Instructor: Justin Irving
  • Video hours: 11

In LD201, Dr. Irving uses a threefold foundation for leading teams and groups in ministry: team-based leadership is grounded in biblical and theological principles, it is culturally relevant, and it is practically relevant. This biblical approach to team-based leadership offers a survey of contemporary literature findings for conducting effective team leadership, helping you identify not only the challenges that often arise in team settings, but also how to determine solutions for moving toward a shared goal.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • Critical Questions for the Course
Unit 1: Why Team Leadership?
  • An Important Conversation
  • Team Challenges
  • Team Benefits: Part 1
  • Team Benefits: Part 2
  • Speed versus Quality
Unit 2: Biblical and Theological Foundations of Team Leadership
  • Centralized versus Decentralized Leadership
  • Decentralized Leadership
  • Decentralized Leadership in Leadership Studies
  • Decentralized Leadership in Leadership Literature
  • Decentralized Leadership in the New Testament Church: Part 1
  • Decentralized Leadership in the New Testament Church: Part 2
  • Expressions of Decentralization in the Church: Part 1
  • Expressions of Decentralization in the Church: Part 2
  • Consensual Decision-Making: Part 1
  • Consensual Decision-Making: Part 2
  • Reasons for Decentralization: The Christological Message
  • Reasons for Decentralization: The Trinitarian God
  • Reasons for Decentralization: Familial Ecclesiological Metaphors
  • Reasons for Decentralization: Corporal Ecclesiological Metaphors
  • Decentralization: Summary
Unit 3: Cultural Relevancy of Team Leadership
  • The Dimensions of Principle and Style
  • Dominant Worldview Perspectives
  • The Postmodern Opportunity
  • Cultural Shifts: Relational and Person-Oriented Themes
  • Cultural Shifts: Missional and Dynamic Themes
  • Cultural Shifts: Incarnational and Informal Themes
  • Rooted and Relevant
Unit 4: Pragmatic Effectiveness of Team Leadership
  • Team Health
  • Groups versus Teams
  • The Different Team Types
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Larson and LaFasto on Team Structure and Standards
  • Criteria for an Effective Team
  • Performance Characteristics of Highly Effective Teams
  • Components of Effective Teams
  • Characteristic Keys to an Effective Team
  • Characteristics of a Well-Functioning Team
  • Servant Leadership: Part 1
  • Servant Leadership: Part 2
Unit 5: Healthy Teams
  • Factors of Healthy Team Members: Part 1
  • Factors of Healthy Team Members: Part 2
  • Factors of Healthy Team Members: Part 3
  • Factors of Healthy Team Members: Part 4
  • Healthy Team Relationships
  • Three Questions Regarding Team Health: Behaviors
  • Three Questions Regarding Team Health: Greatest Challenges
  • Three Questions Regarding Team Health: Sustaining Collaboration
  • Models for Team Feedback
  • Personality Types
  • Performance and Community in the Team Context
  • Team Citizenship Behavior
  • The Fundamentals of Team Development
  • The Team Performance Model
  • Concerns People Bring to Teams
  • Team Building
  • The Roles of Team Members: Task Roles
  • The Roles of Team Members: Social Roles and Dysfunctional Roles
  • The 4-R Model of Transformational Leadership
  • Healthy Team Problem-Solving
  • Values of Problem-Solving Teams
  • A Model of Team Problem-Solving
  • Communication and Team Problem-Solving
  • Crucial Conversations: Part 1
  • Crucial Conversations: Part 2
  • Crucial Conversations: Part 3
  • Crucial Conversations: Part 4
  • Healthy Team Collaboration
  • Global Perspective and Intercultural Competence for Teams
  • Global Studies in Leadership
Unit 6: Healthy Team Leadership
  • The Role of the Leader: Part 1
  • The Role of the Leader: Part 2
  • The Role of the Leader: Part 3
  • The Leader’s Effect on Teams
  • A Model for Team Leadership
  • Dimensions of Team Leadership: Part 1
  • Dimensions of Team Leadership: Part 2
  • External Leadership
  • Team Member Expectations of Leaders
  • Leader Expectations of Team Members
  • The Positive Impact of Servant Leadership
Unit 7: Healthy Team Organizational Context
  • The Organizational Environment
  • Organizational Processes and Practices
  • Teams in Practice
  • Rules for Team Participation
  • The Church and Team Leadership
  • Leadership Trends in the Church
  • Team Playbook and Multi-Staff Models
  • Why Churches Might Not Use Team Leadership
  • Team Leader Strategies for Motivation and Development
  • Patrick Lencioni’s Rubric for Meetings
  • Team Dysfunction
  • Biblical Affirmations of Teams
  • Summary of Team Leadership in the Church


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Collection value: $1,594.97
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