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LD 502 - Developing Leaders Who Develop Leaders

Description:

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.


[2 hours. Instructor: Ball. Frequency: Odd Falls. Required for M.Div. L.D. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Roger Ball, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Falls
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 502 - Developing Leaders Who Develop Leaders Syllabus
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LD 506 - Survey of Effective Church Ministries

Description:

Be exposed to outstanding examples of local church ministry through observation, interviews with ministry professionals, reading, and group interaction.


[2 hours. Instructor: Ball. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for M.Div. L.D. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Roger Ball, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 506 - Survey of Effective Church Ministries Syllabus
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LD 507 - Church Growth and Assimilation

Description:

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. Instructor: Gary Johnson. Frequency: Even Summers. Required for M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Gary Johnson, M.Div.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Even Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 507 - Church Growth and Assimilation Syllabus
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LD 508 - Conflict Resolution in the Church

Description:

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: Ball. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. L.D. Ministry Skills Elective for M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Roger Ball, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. Ministry Skills Elective for M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 508 - Conflict Resolution in the Church Syllabus
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LD 509 - Competencies in Ministry Administration

Description:

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. Instructor: Heston & Brown. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for M.Div. L.D. Ministry Skills Elective for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Dave Heston, P.A.; Robert Brown, Esq.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. Ministry Skills Elective for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 509 - Competencies in Ministry Administration Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as LD 509 Critical Legal & Financial Issues in Christian Ministry.

LD 510 - Christian Leadership in a Non-Christian World

Description:

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: Upton. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Mark Upton
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 510 - Christian Leadership in a Non-Christian World Syllabus
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LD 580 - Leadership Individualized Study

Description:

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 M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as LD 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 580 - Leadership Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:


1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4 .Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

LD 591 - Leadership Development Internship

Description:

Designed for the M.Div. L.D. or M.A.B.L. 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: Moody. Frequency: Any semester. Required for M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for elective credit as LD 592 Internship II. The Internship Information & Registration Packet (see the LD 591 page on http://courses.ps.edu) should be submitted to the Director of Field Education well before the start of the semester in which the student plans to complete an Internship
and no later than the 2nd Friday of the semester.]

Instructor: Charles ‘Chip’ Moody, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L.
Syllabus: LD 591 - Leadership Development Internship Syllabus
Notes:

*Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) may in some cases fulfill requirements for LD 591 and / or general elective credit. Students who successfully complete military Chaplain’s School as chaplain candidates, and provide official documentation of completion, will receive up to 4 hours of transfer credit toward LD 591 and / or general electives, subject to the approval of the Director of Field Education and / or the Registrar. (Credit is limited to programs of the United States Department of Defense or Canadian National Defence.)


Formerly coded as LD 540.

LD 595 - Selected Topics in Leadership Development

Description:

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 M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 595 - Selected Topics in Leadership Development Syllabus
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MS 501 - Principles for Ministry Leadership

Description:

Explore principles for ministry that are biblically accurate and culturally relevant. You will learn practical ways to keep these principles in focus in the press of personal and ministry respon sibilities.


[2 hours. Instructors: Logan & Efird. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Jonathan E. Logan, USAF CMSgt Ret., M.Div.; Rick Efird, Th.M., D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L. Ministry Skills Elective for M.Div. C.F. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: MS 501 - Principles for Ministry Leadership Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as MI 501 Principles for Biblical Ministry.