Christian Leadership (CLED)

Christian Leadership (CLED)

CLED 300  Biblical and Theological Foundations of Christian Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and (THEO 201 or THEO 104)

Online Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and (THEO 104 or THEO 201)

This course will explore the biblical and theological foundations for Christian leadership. Old and New Testament examples of leadership will be analyzed and the foundations of current leadership principles will be discussed.

Offered: Resident and Online

CLED 310  Foundations of Christian Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201

This course will explore the foundations of leadership. Consideration will be given to leadership as evidenced throughout the Bible and to the evaluation of social science theory and the student's personal aptitude for leadership. Students will apply their understanding of the foundations of leadership to their own leadership setting.

Offered: Resident

CLED 325  Critical Issues in Ministry Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course serves as an introduction to various issues that impact both local church and parachurch ministry leaders. The student will develop an understanding of the role of the Christian leader's growth, priority of family in ministry, and contemporary issues related to ministry infrastructure.

Offered: Online

CLED 365  The Personal Development of the Leader  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CLED 300 or CLED 310

This course is designed to help the student examine the life of the leader. In addition to examining the development of an individual's leadership skills, several other issues will be explored such as the ordering of one's private world, the personal character of the leader, and becoming a leader that lasts.

Offered: Resident and Online

CLED 410  Team Dynamics in Christian Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CLED 310 (may be taken concurrently)

This course is designed to focus on the role of Christian leadership in establishing effective teams for ministry in the church and the marketplace. It will guide the student through a biblical and theological basis for team ministry as well as consider foundational material from the social sciences. An analysis of various roles and ministry team dynamics in a multiple-staff ministry will be covered. Principles for leading organizational change and diffusing conflict will also be examined.

Offered: Resident

CLED 425  Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CLED 310 (may be taken concurrently)

Christian Leadership embraces generally accepted leadership principles and practices with the additional inclusion of biblically based spiritual dynamics. It is the emphasis on biblically based spiritual dynamics that raises the expectations of leadership practices. As a result, ethical issues have emerged that require thoughtful consideration when it comes to participation, procedure, and practice.

Offered: Resident

CLED 450  Organization and Leadership in Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to address areas of organization and leadership that may be unique to ministry organizations. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis of the personal spiritual needs of the leader, common mistakes leaders make in ministry, and various truths that leaders need to learn in order to effectively manage people.

Offered: Online

CLED 489  Capstone Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CLED 300 and CLED 365

CLED 489 - Capstone Seminar (3 hours)

Offered: Online

CLED 499  Christian Leadership Internship  3-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 447 and CLED 410

The course is designed to involve the Christian Leadership student in all aspects of ministry leadership, both cognitive and experiential; thus providing the prospective ministry leader the opportunities to develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively minister to in a church or Christian organization. Students will complete this course under the supervision of an experienced ministry Professional/Site Supervisor and the Christian Leadership Faculty Internship Advisor.

Registration Restrictions: Junior status, 21 hours in the major

Offered: Resident

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