Biblical and Theological Foundations of Christian Leadership – CLED 300

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will explore the biblical and theological foundations for Christian leadership. Old and New Testament examples of leadership will be analyzed and the foundations of current leadership principles will be discussed.


CHMN 201 and (THEO 104 or THEO 201)


Too often leadership has been viewed as either a set of personality traits or an innate power held by a select few. Conversely, Christian leadership is rooted in a biblical and theological acknowledgement that the ability and responsibility to lead others is a direct stewardship from God. As such, an individual’s position of leadership should be used to willingly advance God’s purposes within the life of the leader, those being led, and the organization itself.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Trace key leadership themes throughout the Scriptures.
  2. Evaluate current leadership trends from a biblical and theological foundation.
  3. Evaluate personal leadership assumptions and experience from a biblical perspective.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The thread must be 300–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 3 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words.

Reflection Essay

The student will write a 2 full-page essay defining biblical theology and explaining its significance in the field of Christian Leadership. The paper must be written in current Turabian format.

Biblical Theology Paper: Proposal

The student will present a proposal for the Biblical Theology Paper that identifies the specific topic of the paper and the sources used in the paper.

Biblical Theology Paper

The student will write a 10–12-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on a biblical theology of leadership. The paper must include at least 8 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Book Review

The student will write a 5–7-page review of the Mohler text. The Book Review must adhere to current Turabian format.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned as well as the previous module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice or true/false questions, and have a 20-minute time limit.