LEAD 630 Church Leadership and Administration
A study of leadership theories from various disciplines, as well as a biblical perspective on leadership principles and development. The course studies the financial and administrative structures of the Adventist Church and recommends procedures for church and mission administration. The Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual and the Working Policy serve as basic resource materials for the course.
WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?
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At least 3-5 hours/week day for approximately 2 months. The unit for expressing academic credit for AIIAS programs is the semester hour. Each semester hour of credit is the equivalent of sixteen 50-minute (online) class sessions. On average, the student is expected to spend an additional 2-3 hours (depending on the program) of individual work and study outside of (online) class for each 50-minute (online) class session (AIIAS bulletin, 30).
Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Understand basic concepts of church leadership and administration.
- Differentiate the roles of leaders in the church and church organizations.
- Demonstrate the theological and biblical foundation of church Administration.
- Identify the directives of the Church Manual and Working Policy to local church leaders and the responsibilities of district pastors and administrators.
- Implement a coherent and contextualized biblical model for leadership and administration.
- Categorize and understand various styles of leadership.
- Develop administration skills by using appropriate techniques.
- Manage conflict and remain focused in circumstances of change.
- Exercise integrity and manage resources responsibly.
- Empower and mentor people to build effective teams.
- Lead and communicate effectively in contexts of cultural diversity.
- Embrace the biblical and theological principles of servant leadership.
- Distinguish the spiritual dimension of leadership and administration.
- Know how to develop goals and strategize achievement of such goals.
- Recognize organizational culture and systems thinking.
- Appreciate the necessity of a maturing relationship with Christ as essential in leadership.
TOPICS TO COVER
Introduction & Course Overview
The Organization of the Church
The Church Administration
The Church Administration and People
Principles of Leadership
COURSE FACILITATOR & DEVELOPER
Dioi Cruz, PhD
DIÓI CRUZ is an assistant professor in the Theological Seminary at AIIAS, Philippines. He is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and has a long cross-cultural experience. His academic training was completed in various Adventist institutions around the world, which enables him to express himself in diverse languages. His particular areas of interest are contextualized evangelism, cross-cultural communication, sociolinguistics, holistic ministry, and leadership.