LEADERSHIP FOCUS COURSES
PS 830 The Pastor as Spiritual Guide (3 credit hours)
An exploration of the use of spiritual direction as a means of counseling individuals within the congregation. Students will learn practical skills for helping people apply biblical and spiritual insight to the problems which disrupt their lives.
PS 835 Revitalizing the Stagnant Church (3 credit hours)
A seminar focusing on church revitalization through careful study of turnaround strategies to help churches to move from decline to a position of health. Different turnaround strategies will be identified, evaluated and compared in an effort to increase the skill level of students to lead churches in revitalization. Students will be able to design a turnaround strategy for their ministry settings.
PS 840 Identifying and Developing Leaders in the Local Church (3 credit hours)
A course designed to help pastors develop leadership within their congregations. This course explores the stages of development, the needs at the various stages, and biblical examples and training that coordinate with the developmental process.
PS 845 Strategies for Long-term Ministry Effectiveness (3 credit hours)
A course that examines the issues which cause a pastor to lose his/her cutting edge and strategies for maintaining effectiveness over a lifetime of ministry. Students will develop and implement a personal plan for continued growth in ministry.
PS 850 Pastoral Leadership in the Culturally Engaged Church (3 credit hours)
A study of cultural trends encountered by the church in the twenty-first century, appropriate strategies for turning the trends into opportunities for expanding the kingdom of God, and the pastor’s role in the implementation of the strategies in the local church.