Associate Ministry Leadership and Management

Associate Ministry Leadership and Management
Starts from: May 12, 2023
Campus Location

879 W 190th St Suite 400,Gardena,CA,United States

Course Feature
  • Course Code ASLMLM102
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Course Type Undergraduate
  • Campus Main Campus
  • Min Qualification MA (Postgraduate)
Class Description

Course Title: Associate of Ministry Leadership and Management

Course Overview:

The Associate of Ministry Leadership and Management is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead and manage within a ministry setting. This course aims to provide a strong foundation in biblical principles, leadership theories, and practical management techniques that are essential for individuals pursuing a career in ministry leadership. Students will develop a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by leaders in religious organizations and acquire the tools needed to excel in their roles.

Course Objectives:

  1.  Understand the Foundations of Ministry Leadership:
    – Explore the biblical basis for leadership and its application in ministry contexts.
    – Examine different leadership styles and their effectiveness within religious organizations.
    – Develop a personal leadership philosophy grounded in Christian principles.
  2. Develop Effective Communication Skills:
    – Enhance verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills required for effective ministry leadership.
    – Learn to communicate messages clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences.
    – Understand the importance of active listening and empathy in pastoral and leadership roles.
  3. Gain Insight into Organizational Management:
    – Study the principles of organizational behavior and their relevance to ministry settings.
    – Acquire knowledge of strategic planning, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques.
    – Learn effective time management and resource allocation strategies.
  4. Cultivate Team Building and Conflict Resolution Skills:
    – Understand the dynamics of team development and foster effective teamwork within ministry teams.
    – Learn conflict resolution strategies that promote reconciliation and unity.
    – Develop skills for motivating and empowering team members to achieve common goals.
  5. Develop Leadership Ethics and Character:
    – Explore ethical issues commonly encountered in ministry leadership and develop ethical decision-making frameworks.
    – Foster personal character development based on biblical virtues and values.
    – Understand the importance of personal integrity and servant leadership in ministry contexts.
  6.  Embrace Cultural Competence and Diversity:
    – Cultivate awareness and appreciation for diverse cultural backgrounds within ministry settings.
    – Develop strategies for effectively engaging and ministering to diverse communities.
    – Promote inclusivity and address issues of social justice within a Christian framework.
  7. Navigate Change and Innovation:
    – Understand the dynamics of change management in ministry organizations.
    – Explore innovative approaches to ministry leadership and adapt to emerging trends.
    – Develop skills for leading and managing through transitions and organizational transformations.
  8.  Apply Leadership and Management Principles in Practical Settings:
    – Engage in case studies and real-life scenarios to apply learned concepts to ministry leadership contexts.
    – Participate in practical exercises and simulations to enhance decision-making and problem-solving skills.
    – Collaborate with peers to develop and present ministry plans that demonstrate leadership and management competencies.

Course Duration and Format:

The Associate of Ministry Leadership and Management course is designed as a two-year program. It can be offered through a combination of in-person classes, online modules, and experiential learning opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, group projects, and hands-on exercises to reinforce their understanding of the course material. Guest speakers, field visits, and internships with local ministries may also be incorporated to provide practical exposure.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods may include written assignments, exams, group projects, presentations, reflective journals, and practical assessments. These assessments will evaluate students’ knowledge of course content, critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and practical application of leadership and management principles in ministry contexts.

Conclusion:

The Associate of Ministry Leadership and Management course at The Shepherd’s House University offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead and manage effectively in ministry settings. By integrating biblical principles with leadership and management theories, this course prepares students to navigate the unique challenges and responsibilities of ministry leadership with integrity, cultural competence, and strategic thinking

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