LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH
Raising a New Standard
Lead Africa Foundation works in partnership with churches and Christian ministries in Africa to grow, equip & enrich Christians for ministry in their home churches and communities.
Attention is given to both the pastoral and governance dimensions of leadership, with special focus on relevant strategies and approaches for guiding congregations and ministry communities. This course will focus on the leader’s role in working with a church staff and board, understanding diverse congregational polities, effectively communicating as a leader, fostering a healthy organizational culture, and navigating conflict and change that may arise in these churches and ministry organizations.
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to...
Examine the importance of personal and spiritual formation for leading congregations
Examine various approaches to conflict management and peacemaking
Apply Scriptural messages appropriately to contemporary contexts
Engage and evaluate models and approaches to transformational leadership
Explain and differentiate various approaches to management and administration in ministry
Integrate key course concepts into professional practice
Develop an awareness of the organizational leader’s role in leadership communication
Identify principles for developing and collaborating with church leaders
Differentiate models of church governance and the biblical and theological foundations underlying diverse models
Evaluate the essential elements in the development and fostering of a healthy organizational culture
Examine models and principles for leading organizational change change