Curriculum SOUL HEALTH & SELF-LEADERSHIP The course walks participants through the foundational principles of self-leadership including emotional wholeness, soul health, personal integrity, personal spiritual disciplines, spiritual accountability, time management. LIFE OF CHRIST This course is a survey of the Life of Christ, highlighting key events in His life and what they mean to us as followers of Jesus. This also helps us, as followers understand who He was, who He is, and why He came for us. STAGES & STYLES OF LEADERSHIP An important part of leadership is knowing your own strengths, styles and stages of leadership and where you are in your our journey so that you can lead and serve others well. This course includes practical assessments and instruction on how to fully understand your own leadership style and stage, and identify the leadership styles and stages of others in order to have effective working relationships. SERVANT LEADERSHIP Jesus redefined leadership and cast a mold contrary to what many in the world envision leadership to be…He served those He led. Throughout this course, students will examine biblical and modern-day examples that will shed light on the essentials of servant leadership. This journey will take the student from the heart-level raw ingredients to actual practices that will empower them to lead in ways that advance God's kingdom purposes in the world. STUDYING & APPLYING BIBLICAL TRUTH The Bible is very clear on many matters and not as clear on others. For more than 5000 years, people have been debating what God’s “real” truth is. God’s clear truths, as well as what we believe as a church must be clarified, understood, applied and articulated in such a way that it shows the heart of Christ Fellowship and more importantly, the heart of Christ. TEAM BUILDING This course will cover strategies and processes for growing healthy teams that will in turn organically reproduce themselves. The course will be taught from two different perspectives, internal service facilitation teams and externally focused mission teams. Students will learn to identify and correct common dysfunctions of a team. Students will also be guided through healthy and productive steps to build a team, and be equipped to "go" and develop teams that will glorify God. OVERVIEW OF ROMANS Arguably, the most influential New Testament Book Christians use for the presentation of the Gospel is Romans. Students will gain in-depth understanding about this book and its author: The Apostle Paul. Emphasis is placed on the general overview/study of the Book of Romans and the communication of themes in Romans. This course will enrich student's appreciation for this theologically robust book and strengthen their study and communication skills. LEADING & LOVING PEOPLE A course designed to equip students with the best methods in responding to and resolving issues in a variety of situations within ministry. There are foundational tools that are appropriate and useful in interpersonal ministry conversations, and this course will equip the students with those foundational elements. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP An introduction to the foundations of organizational leadership, including types of organizations, organizational structures, strategic planning, the theory of motivation, the power of organizational culture, change theory, and organizational life cycles are all topics that will be presented throughout this course. Practical application will focus on areas such as leading organizations through change and the 360 Degree Leader personal assessment. COMMUNICATION THAT CONNECTS Effective leaders know how to communicate effectively. The students will learn how to develop, write, and deliver a message that has a lasting impact and is appropriate for the audience. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH Today, after 2,000 years, Christianity is the faith of one-third of the earth’s population. From a handful of ordinary fishermen, tax collectors, and youthful troublemakers in an obscure province of Judea, Christianity has spread over the globe to claim the loyalty of nearly a billion inhabitants of our planet. This course is designed to show how that happened and to make the church's past, present, and future come alive by treating it as a series of spiritual movements orchestrated by an extraordinary God who uses ordinary people who are passionate about impacting the world with the love and message of Jesus Christ...everyone, everyday, everywhere. PRACTICAL MINISTRY SKILLS WORKSHOP An effective ministry leader must have specific skill sets, which should be skills identified and practiced. This workshop identifies some of the most important of those skills, e.g., shepherding and congregational care, hospital visitation, and other life-event situations.