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Mobile Ed: LD201 Leading Teams and Groups in Ministry (11 hour course)

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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.


Course Outline


  • 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

Product Details

  • Title: LD201 Leading Teams and Groups in Ministry
  • Instructor: Justin Irving
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 11
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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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