How to Create Developmental Curriculum for Ministerial Leadership Summit Theme: The Value of Unity in Leadership. Delbert W. Baker, PhD, Presenter Global Leadership Summit Bali, Indonesia, January 29-31, 2013. Leadership in Context.
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How to Create Developmental Curriculum for Ministerial LeadershipSummit Theme: The Value of Unity in Leadership
Delbert W. Baker, PhD, Presenter
Global Leadership Summit
Bali, Indonesia, January 29-31, 2013
Leadership in Context
“Revivalsignifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death.”
“Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices.” 1Selected Messages, p. 128
A. Goal and Considerations
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:11-16, NKJV
1) “The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. 2) It was organized for service, and 3) its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. 4) From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. 5) The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light, are to show forth His glory. 6) The church is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ; and 7) through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to "the principalities and powers in heavenly places," the final and full display of the love of God. Ephesians 3:10.”
Acts of the Apostles, p. 9
Considerations (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)for Leadership Development Training
by serving, teaching, sharing
by knowing & doing
B. Creating and Visualizing Outcomes
C. Leadership Development Curriculum: Seven Simple Steps
Curriculum is a Journey. . .
Do a assessment (i.e., 360 , SWOT) of needs with leaders, constituents, etc.
Do a search of the Bible, SOP and professional benchmarks
Consult with relevant GC, Divisions, Unions, Conference, Church colleagues
Establish a core accountability group; resist solo work
The delight of working together and the danger of working alone
Be clear about goals & intentions—Short & Long Term
Have measurable outcomes that you want to reach
Provide a rationale on why you’re covering a topic
Award people when they reach the targeted objective
Creative Workshop Example: Ministering to Cities in 21st c.
See Gospel Ecosystem to Transform Cities:
What is the session theme, time and resources?
What dimension (see 5, 3, 2, 1 slides) will you deal with?
Will the programs assess, develop, explore, etc.?
Be transparent and upfront when promoting and presenting
Intentionally select attendees, categories or open to all
Possibly use with CE credits and/or public affirmation
Explore a development category rotating cycle
Utilize leadership expertise at all levels for sessions
Small or large, the selection of attendees is crucial
Seek to provide the best possible facility accommodations
Have attractive announcements/promotion—max technology
Give clear instruction/details about sessions with buy-in
Be sensitive to input and make adjustments when necessary
Preparation, the necessary prelude to leadership development success
Determine location, time and features of sessions
Consider pre-work assignments (i.e., interviews, readings, reflection ex.) & Activities: Lectures, Panels, simulations, training, role playing, case studies, journaling
Possible linkages with HR policies, org culture, career oppt.
Deliberately add coaching, consulting or mentoring, etc.
A well executed development program can inspire, motivate and create greater unity
Stress the ascending means of maximizing learning
All sessions and programs should have an evaluation tool
Review and actually use the evaluation data from session
After session send out form to see the value of session
C. Your Vision of an Ideal Program
Know leadership development will result in good outcomes!
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