The Personal Development of the Leader – CLED 365

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/16/2022

Course Description

This course is designed to help the student examine the life of the leader: In addition to examining the development of an individual’s leadership skills, several other issues will be explored such as the ordering of one’s private world, the personal character of the leader, and becoming a leader that lasts.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Leadership courses tend to focus on helping the student develop his/her skills as leaders. This course, however, focuses on the personal character development of the leader. By studying portraits of leaders in the Bible and by examining the process of ordering one’s private world, it is hoped that the student develops into a Christian leader who stands the test of time.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (4)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words. (CLOs: A,B,C,D)

Biblical Time Management Paper Assignment

In this paper, the student will explore the ways that Jesus managed his time. Jesus demonstrates practical behaviors that can be modeled in every day life. The student will write four 1,000–1,500-word research-based papers in current Turabian format that focuses on the specified topic. Each paper must include at least 4 citations from the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLOs: A,C,D)

Spiritual Disciplines Paper Assignment

In this paper, the student will explore the importance of practicing spiritual disciplines such as developing intellect and wisdom, practicing meditation and learning to pray. The student will write four 1,000–1,500-word research-based papers in current Turabian format that focuses on the specified topic. Each paper must include at least 4 citations from the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLOs: C,D)

Biblical Leadership Paper Assignment

In this paper, the student will observe the biblical leadership of Jesus Christ and explore behaviors and practices of our Savior that the student can practically apply to his/her life and ministry. The student will write four 1,000–1,500-word research-based papers in current Turabian format that focuses on the specified topic. Each paper must include at least 4 citations from the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLOs: A,C,D)

Biblical Leadership Evaluation Paper Assignement

In this paper, the student will assess if you are a leader who will last by evaluating the leadership of the Apostle Paul. The student will write four 1,000–1,500-word research-based papers in current Turabian format that focuses on the specified topic. Each paper must include at least 4 citations from the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLOs: A,C,D)

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Learn 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 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. (CLOs: A,C,D)