LD501 Shepherding God’s People
Develop the skills essential to enfolding and nurturing God’s people in the context of the local church. Learn how to shepherd God’s people and create an environment that encourages and stimulates growth.
[2 hours. Instructors: Professor Jonathan Logan and Dr. Darryl DelHousaye. Frequency: Even Springs. Required for MDiv LD and MABL Ministry Skills Elective for MDiv CF General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
LD502 Developing Leaders Who Develop Leaders
Multiplication of leadership is a must for effective Christian ministry. This course teaches principles and practices that lead to the cultivation of godly leadership under your direction.
LD506 Survey of Effective Church Ministries
Be exposed to outstanding examples of local church ministry through observation, interviews with ministry professionals, reading and group interaction.
LD507 Church Growth and Assimilation
An evaluation of various church growth models, the understanding of critical managerial skills in ministry and practical ways to assimilate people into the life of the local church and mobilize them for effective service. Dynamics of healthy small groups will also be addressed.
[2 hours. Instructors: Dr. Carlyle Naylor and Professor Preston Hancock. Frequency: Even Summers. Required for MDiv LD and MABL General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
LD508 Conflict Resolution in the Church
Biblical instruction on becoming a godly manager of conflict. The sources of conflict and strategies of conflict resolution will be explained, illustrated and applied.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Roger Ball. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for MDiv LD Ministry Skills Elective for MABL General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
LD509 Competencies in Ministry Administration
Christian ministry involves unique legal and financial issues which are critically important, rapidly changing and rarely understood by church leaders. This course exposes Christian leaders to issues including church finances, church liability, capital projects, personal ministerial finances and non-profit status and helps them gain necessary skills to respond to them.
[2 hours. Instructors: Professor Dave Heston and Professor Bob Brown. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for MDiv LD Ministry Skills Elective for MDiv CF and MABL General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
LD510 Christian Leadership in a Non-Christian World
Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in business and professional settings outside the context of the local church. You will examine the challenges of leading with a biblical worldview in our pluralistic culture, and will gain skills and insights to lead your business and people into creative work for the kingdom of God.
[2 hours. Instructor: Professor Janelle Wood. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for MABL General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
LD580 Leadership Individualized Study
A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in Leadership Development.
[1–4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General Elective for all programs except MAC. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as LD581 when section content differs.]
LD591 Leadership Development Internship I
Designed for the MDiv LD or MABL student to develop and refine ministry leadership skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor. 120 hours spanning one or two semesters.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Chip Moody. Frequency: Any semester. Required for MDiv LD and MABL Prerequisite: None. May be repeated for elective credit as LD592 Internship II. Students register for Internships as they would any other course. The Internship Information and Application Packet (available on http://ps.mrooms.net) should be submitted to the Director of Field Education before the start of the internship semester and no later than the 2nd Friday of the semester.]
LD595 Selected Topics in Leadership Development
An occasional Leadership Development elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.
[1–4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General Elective for all programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs.]
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