EM703-4 - Developing Leaders Across Cultures
2,280 Standard Tuition Fee
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
- Principles of leadership and models of leadership development in the Old and New Testaments
- The influence of cultural values and preferences on leadership style and preferred ways of developing leaders
- Concepts of and approaches to Christian leadership and its development in current practice and scholarly literature
Be able to
- Analyse the impact of culture on the way that Christian leadership and leadership development are practised
- Evaluate ways of developing leaders in at least two cultural contexts in the light of biblical principles and insights from intercultural studies
- Formulate a coherent personal philosophy of developing leaders across cultures
Be in a position to
- Design a contextualised approach to the development of Christian leaders for specific cultural contexts
- Evaluate programs of cross-cultural leadership development
Biblical foundations: selection and preparation of leaders; divine activity in emerging leaders’ lives; Moses, Nehemiah, Jesus, Peter, Timothy; characteristics of a leader; fruit and gifts of the Spirit; servant role.
Concepts of Christian leadership, cultural influences on leadership, and ways of developing leaders: leadership styles in various (including Western) cultural contexts; cultural assumptions influencing leadership; traditional assumptions about and patterns of leadership in various cultures; questions of selection, training, credibility, authority, acceptance, age and tenure;
Ways of training leaders: formal, non-formal, and informal, e.g. discipleship, mentoring, apprenticeship, schooling
Developing a personal philosophy of leadership development across cultures
Designing training approaches: needs assessment; outcomes; identifying the right people culturally and biblically; formal and non-formal options; contextualising in the light of social structures and cultural expectations;
Evaluating training approaches in the light of biblical principles and models and insights from intercultural studies
Prescribed: No prescribed texts
Banks, R. Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004).
Bevans, S., Chai, T., Jennings, N., Jorgensen, K., and Werner, D. (eds.), Reflecting on and Equipping for Christian Mission (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015).
Burns, J., Shoup, J., Simmons, D. (eds.), Organizational Leadership: Foundations and Practices for Christians (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014).
Brynjolfson, R., and Lewis, J. (eds.), Integral Ministry Training: Design and Evaluation (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2006).
Dorfman, P., Javidan, M., Hanges, P., Dastmalchian, A., and House, R., “GLOBE: A Twenty Year Journey into the Intriguing World of Culture and Leadership. Journal of World Business 47(2012):504-518.
Ferris, R., “Ministry Education for the Global Church,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 52 (2016): 6-13.
Cook, M., Haskell, R., Julian, R., and Tanchanpongs, N. (eds.), Local Theology for the Global Church (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2010).
De Neui, P. (ed.), Developing Indigenous Leaders: Lessons in Mission from Buddhist Asia. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2013.
Gupta, P., and Lingenfelter. S., Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement. Winona Lake, IN: BMH Books, 2006.
Hibbert, E. and Hibbert R., Training Missionaries: Principles and Possibilities (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2016).
Hibbert, E., and Hibbert, R., Intercultural Discipling: Walking Alongside Disciples on the Jesus Road (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, in press).
Hoppe, M., “Cross-Cultural Issues in the Development of Leaders,” In Handbook of Leadership Development, ed. McCauley, C., and Van Velsor, E., 331-360 (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004).
Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. and Minkov, M., Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind (New York: McGraw Hill, 2010).
Lingenfelter, S., Leading Cross-Culturally (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008)
Lingenfelter, J., and Lingenfelter, S., Teaching Cross-Culturally (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003).
Merriam, S. (ed.), Non-Western Perspectives on Learning and Knowing (Malabar, FL: Krieger, 2007).
O’Connor, P., Reproducible Pastoral Training (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2006).
Payne, I., “Reproducing Leaders through Mentoring,” Journal of Christian Education 52(2009): 51-65
Plueddemann, J., Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009).
Shaw, P., Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning (Carlisle: Langham Global Library, 2014).
Ward, T., “Servants, Leaders, Tyrants” Common Ground Journal 10 (2012): 62-72.
Ward, T., “Evaluating Metaphors of Education,” Common Ground Journal 11 (2013): 13-15.
Bruce, A.B., The Training of the Twelve (Charleston, SC: Createspace Publishing, 2012).
Coleman, R., The Master Plan of Evangelism (Grand Rapids, MI: Spire, 2010).
Sanders, J.O., Spiritual Leadership (Chicago: Moody Press, 2007).