This course develops the individual’s leadership skills grounded in Christian values with particular attention to the distinctive features of Christian leadership, such as servant-hearted motivation and pastoral concern in team and client relations. Building on the Biblical foundations of dignity, respect, equality and strengthening the group, this course equips the participant to implement their personal faith and values in work practice, in volunteer roles, and in leadership positions in Christian organisations. It will help the leader or executive align their leadership style and goals with their Christian values.
This course will develop the skills necessary for emerging and rising leaders in Christian schools, lay ministry leadership, and for theologically-trained staff who want to build their interpersonal and organisational leadership tools; and for leaders in Christian and ethical not-for-profit sector businesses who would like to bring their Christian identity to bear in the workplace and project management.
There are numerous generalised business leadership and educational leadership qualifications available but little that caters specifically to the Christian whose values define their interaction with people in a distinctive and important core way. This course explores the reconciliation of servant-hearted leadership and Biblical attitudes in our ambitious career-oriented world; ways to deliver instructions, advice and news to staff or clients in a respectful positive manner; tools to galvanise and unify your work team; and how to lead humbly and productively.
The course examines practical methods to model Christian values and ethics in positions of leadership — e.g. equity, fairness, dignity and value of individuals, and unity of thinking. We look at Biblical foundations for relationships, including relationships that involve power differentials; resilience (coping, forgiving, renewal and growth through change); ethical practice and justice; celebrating successes and gratitude; ethical design strategies for projects or business and holistic decision-making tools; wise stewardship of resources including finance, material resources, and especially people-management; and resisting idolatrous external pressures and common trappings.