What does it mean to be a Christian leader in congregations, faith-based organisations, and wider society? You’ll begin this module by exploring how your role as a leader can be informed by theological insights, integrating biblical interpretation and Christian thought and practice through history and across Christian traditions with the growing literature on organisations and corporate behaviour and ethics.
Throughout the module, you will critically examine your character, dispositions, skills and spirituality in the context of your role as a Christian leader and agent of transformation. You’ll develop an understanding of reflective and reflexive practice and how it can enable your spiritual and leadership growth. You’ll also evaluate contemporary management and leadership concepts, incorporating theological concepts such as incarnation, hope, sin, resistance and virtue.
In the first week you will focus on getting to know the online classroom through guided activities designed to help you develop essential study skills that you will need throughout your programme.
Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Confidently navigate the online classroom and perform a range of tasks including submitting assignments, contributing to discussions and viewing your grades
- Read the Bible and undertake theological reflection on the role of a leader in contemporary institutions
- Critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and characteristics of Christian leaders and of flourishing institutions
- Evaluate and critique personal practices, perspectives, beliefs and assumptions as a Christian leader
- Synthesise current research related to Christian leadership
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in productive conversation and collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and contexts
- Demonstrate openness to change in personal perspectives and understandings, based on new theological insights