12 Credit Points (CPS)
On successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of leadership in mission in cross cultural contexts, including the methods and standards of professional, safe and ethical practice
Be able to
- Outline the foundations of leadership in cross cultural ministry
- Describe the impact of current missiological issues on cross cultural leadership contexts and practice
- Present organised evidence-based perspectives on leadership in mission in cross cultural contexts
Be in a position to
- Relate perspectives and skills from ‘Mission Leadership Foundations’ to contemporary Christian living and ministry contexts
What is Leadership?
- Biblical, Cross Cultural and Contemporary perspectives.
- Spiritual life disciplines (silence and solitude, journaling, fasting, prayer)
- Coram Deo,
- Priority of Prayer,
- Solitude and Fasting,
- The character / lifestyle of the cross cultural leader:
- Servant leadership – the biblical foundations, cultural influences, and practical implications,
- Humility and vulnerability,
- Openness and woundedness,
- Life balance/Stress/Accountability,
- Self-‐awareness – Myers Briggs Personal Profile – workshop with particular reference to the relevance and application in varying cultures.
The relationships of the leader:
- Mentoring introductions and workshop practice,
- Cross cultural and cross gender mentoring issues,
- Leaders intentionally developing leaders across cultural boundaries,
- Nurturing and maintaining healthy relationships in personal life and ministry.
- Peer group discussions on the topics of this unit.
Critical thinking and reflection:
- Contemporary missiological trends and issues impacting cross cultural leadership.