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Formation in Christian Leadership

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Course Summary

This graduate unit provides the student with the opportunity to critically reflect on personal spiritual formation and its centrality in advancing their leadership quality and professionalism.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand a body of formational knowledge drawn from Theological, Spiritual and Psychological sources which serve to illuminate and transform a leader’s life journey

  2. apply their knowledge of spiritual disciplines as well as rank their preferred pathways that stimulate increased transformation on a personal level.

  3. discriminate and distinguish between authentic expressions of self and inauthentic expressions of self and resultant impacts on leadership     

  4. formulate a rhythm of activity that ensures a balance between engagement and withdrawal from others in the life of a leader

  5. appraise the level of priority and the practice of spiritual habits in forming leadership



Course Content

  1. Autobiography of leaders

  2. The leader’s sense of self: true & false self

  3. Attractive qualities in leaders

  4. Spiritual formation in the leader: Spiritual disciplines, prayer habits, preferred pathways to worship

  5. Emotional formation & management in the leader

  6. Personal boundaries required for effective leadership

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