Charting a Bold Course
Bold and comprehensive course to develop the leader within you. Leadership development is a life-long process. Yet the church of Jesus Christ is in desperate need of strong leaders in this generation. In Charting a Bold Course, Andrew Seidel provides...
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Bold and comprehensive course to develop the leader within you. Leadership development is a life-long process. Yet the church of Jesus Christ is in desperate need of strong leaders in this generation. In Charting a Bold Course, Andrew Seidel provides an exceptional tool to get you started on cultivating the unique gifts and abilities God has given you and your leadership team. This leadership course will fit perfectly in a leadership training program.^HIGHLIGHTS- Especially suited for class or small group -includes suggested course schedule and directions for elder mentors.- Not a discipleship course; intended to focus on developing key areas of leadership.- Addresses the leader's: Spiritual Pilgrimage: testimony or life story Identity: temperament, gifts and strengths Integrity: values and goals Intimacy: openness and vulnerability Character: biblical qualifications Relationships: with family and within church Vision: for life and ministry Skills: communication, understanding the church, handling conflict.
Seidel is the Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary.
- <div>1. A Biblical Philosophy Of Leadership<br><br>2. Pilgrimage: The Leader's Pilgrimage<br><br>3. The Leader's Life Story<br><br>4. Identity: The Leader's Identity In Christ<br><br>5. The Leader's Temperament<br><br>6. The Leader's Gifts And Strengths<br><br>7. Integrity: The Leader's Values And Goals<br><br>8. Intimacy: Appropriate Openness And Vulnerability<br><br>9. Character: Character Qualifications For Church Leaders<br><br>10. Flaws, Strategies, And Character Development<br><br>11. Relationships Relationships In The Leader's Family<br><br>12. Relationships In The Church<br><br>13. Vision Developing Vision For Your Life<br><br>14. Developing Vision For Your Ministry<br><br>15. Communicating Your Vision<br><br>16. Skills: Understanding Your Church's Purpose And Culture<br><br>17. Planning Change To Fulfill The Vision<br><br>18. Communicating Effectively<br><br>19. Handling Conflict Constructively<br><br>20. Time Management For Church Leaders<br></div>
Some of God's leaders led well, some led poorly. But the one constant is that God has almost always used human leaders to accomplish His purposes on the earth. In Old Testament history, the leaders of God's people tended to be singular personalities, unique men and women who stood out as individual heroes. They were kings, prophets, priests, or judges. The leaders included lower-level citizens, such as those appointed by Moses to act as judges (see Exodus 18:25-26); but, for the most part, Old Testament leaders were highly individualistic, heroic leaders. With the establishment of the church, a major shift in leadership took place. The church has neither kings nor judges; but all believers are priests. Furthermore, all believers are given spiritual gifts with which they are enabled to render significant service for the kingdom of God. Some are specially gifted in the area of leadership; but leadership has become much less of a solitary, heroic occupation. Leadership during the church age is much less individual, much more collegial; it is much less directing or ruling, much more serving and enabling. Church leadership is marked by a plurality of elders and deacons and no singular human head of the church.