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.
Unit 1: Approaching Leadership from a Christian Perspective
- What Is a Christian Perspective on Leadership?
- A New Testament Example from Philippians 2: Part 1
- A New Testament Example from Philippians 2: Part 2
- An Old Testament Example: Joshua
- Joshua: Leadership in Early Life
- Joshua: Leadership Tried and Tested—Succession and Success
- Joshua: Leadership Calling and Courage
- Joshua: Leadership Failure
- Joshua: Leadership Legacy
- Theoretically Informed: Leadership and Management
- Theoretically Informed: Setting Direction and Vision: Part 1
- Theoretically Informed: Setting Direction and Vision: Part 2
- Practically and Contextually Situated: Part 1
- Practically and Contextually Situated: Part 2
- A Christian Approach to Leadership
Unit 2: Frameworks for Ministry Leadership
- Purpose in Leadership: Part 1
- Purpose in Leadership: Part 2
- Path-Goal Leadership Theory and Behavior
- Follow Focused
- Servant Leadership: Mark 10:35–45
- Servant Leadership: Contemporary Models 1
- Servant Leadership: Contemporary Models 2
- Servant Leadership: Beginning with Authentic Leaders
- Servant Leadership: Understanding the Priority of People
- Servant Leadership: Helping Followers Navigate toward Effectiveness
- Servant Leadership: John 13
- Motivating through Purpose
Unit 3: Self-Leadership
- Introduction to Self-Leadership
- Values and Virtues
- The Dark Side of Leadership
- Leadership Emergence Theory
- Leadership Antecedents and Resilience
- Life Goals and Motivation
- Basic Conflict Styles
- Emotional Intelligence: Part 1
- Emotional Intelligence: Part 2
- Personality Styles and Strengths in Leadership: Myers-Briggs
- Personality Styles and Strengths in Leadership: StrengthsFinder
Unit 4: Leading Individuals
- History of Leadership Theory
- Situational Approaches to Leadership
- Follower-Oriented Leadership Theories
Unit 5: Leading Teams and Groups
- Introduction to Team Leadership
- Teams versus Groups
- What Makes for an Effective Team Member?
- What Makes for Effective Team Relationships?
- Standard Developmental Sequence of Teams and Groups
- The Role of the Leader on Teams
- Team Leadership Models
- Dimensions of Team Leadership and Dysfunctions of a Team
Unit 6: Leading Churches and Organizations
- Introducing Leadership at the Organizational Level
- Attitudes toward People: Theories X and Y
- Attitudes toward People: Theory Z
- Systems Thinking
- Organizational Roles
- Communicating Effectively as a Leader
- Level-Five Leadership
- Can Level-Five Leadership Be Developed?
- Myth of Excellence
- Types of Change to Consider
- Leadership in Emergent Self-Organization
- Reimagining the Church
- The Four-Frame Model
- “The Advantage” and Teams
About Justin Irving
Dr. Justin Irving is the director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of ministry leadership at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Irving has served as a worship leader and a pastor of leadership development and outreach in the local church. He has focused his writing and research on servant leadership, team leadership in the global context, self-sacrificial leadership, and the relationship between servant leadership and the effectiveness of teams in diverse ethno-linguistic communities.
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