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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
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Pth 623 - Effective Relationships in Ministry
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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY PTH 623 Effective Relationships in Ministry Dr Steve Lim May 2002 COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION A biblical and practical study focusing on the development of positive relationships with staff and board among members and with the unchurched The influence of temperament self esteem assertiveness and maturity will be considered Aspects of relational leadership will be explored including credibility motivation empowerment teams servant leadership situational leadership and mentoring This course will also examine relational challenges such as difficult people reaction to change conflict cultural ethnic differences and sexual temptation COURSE OBJECTIVES 1 Develop a biblical understanding of relationships especially as they apply to ministry and leadership 2 Identify the levels of relationships the qualities needed for achieving them and the hindrances to deeper relationships 3 Appreciate the areas of personal growth needed to form healthy relationships 4 Understand how temperament theory can enhance relationships 5 Gain a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which relationships enhance leadership and of key relationships that determine effectiveness in ministry 6 Learn how to deal with common but serious relational challenges in ministry 7 Begin to apply relational principles to present relationships and ministries REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Barna George Building Effective Lay Leadership Teams Ventura CA Issachar Resources 2001 Kouzes James M and Barry Z Posner Encouraging the Heart A Leader s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others San Francisco Jossey Bass 1999 PTH 623 Effective Relationships in Ministry p 2 Maxwell John C Developing the Leaders Around You Nashville TN Thomas Nelson 1995 RECOMMENDED READING Maxwell John C Be a People Person Wheaton IL Victor Books Scripture Press 1994 McGinnis Alan Loy Bringing Out the Best in People Minneapolis MN Augsburg 1985 COURSE OUTLINE I II BIBLICAL MODELS OF RELATIONSHIPS 1 Jesus 2 Paul and the Early Church 3 Old Testament UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS 1 Levels of relationship and communication 2 Friendliness and friendship 3 Caring and commitment 4 Vulnerability and deeper relationships 5 Hindrances to relationship 6 Temperament and relationship III RELATIONSHIPS AND THE MINISTER S PERSONAL GROWTH 1 Self esteem 2 Emotional intelligence 3 Assertiveness 4 Boundaries 5 Maturity IV RELATIONSHIPS AND LEADERSHIP 1 Credibility and influence 2 Community and body ministry 3 Small group dynamics 4 Servant leadership 5 Motivation and empowerment 6 Leading volunteers 7 Building a staff 8 Teamwork and teams 9 Situational leadership 10 Mentoring 11 Relationships with the unchurched 12 Support accountability and ministry development PTH 623 Effective Relationships in Ministry V p 3 RELATIONAL CHALLENGES IN MINISTRY 1 Criticism 2 Difficult people 3 Conflict Guest lecturer Dr Gary Allen 4 Reactions to change 5 Sexual temptation Guest lecturer Cheryl Taylor 6 Church discipline METHODOLOGY Class and small group discussions lectures student presentations relational exercises students sharing of experiences role play and debate will be used to facilitate learning Students will complete several profiles to evaluate their temperament and conflict styles COURSE REQUIREMENTS Read and prepare a two page Reading Analysis for each required textbook Evaluate its overall value to you citing benefits and limitations State the concepts that were helpful to you Due at the beginning of class on the following dates John Maxwell Developing the Leaders Around You Thursday May 9 Kouzes Posner Encouraging the Heart Tuesday May 14 Barna Building Effective Lay Leadership Teams Friday May 17 1 Attend and participate in all sessions 2 Choose one of the following class presentations a Make a five minute report on assigned chapters from the textbooks or on selected or assigned theme Provide a one to two page outline for each student b Prepare and engage in a ten minute debate on one side of a given issue 2 students c Prepare several role plays about given relational situations 2 students 3 Do a weekly relationship assignment as described in class Submit brief reports one to two paragraphs at the beginning of class on the following dates Friday May 10 Friday May 17 Thursday May 23 Thursday May 30 4 Write a 7 to 9 page reflection paper on your personal and ministry related relationships past and present This project should integrate the insights gained through your reading textbooks and supplementary readings insights from class and evaluation of profiles completed during the course Due Friday May 24 5 Take a final examination on the last day of class PTH 623 Effective Relationships in Ministry p 4 Post session Write a 7 to 9 page research paper on your topic of choice from those listed in the course outline Use five to ten sources This paper should be submitted to the faculty secretary no later than Monday June 10 GRADING PROCEDURE Reading analyses Class participation including presentation Relationship assignments Reflection paper Final exam Research paper SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY This will be distributed in class SPECIFIC DATA Syllabus prepared by Steve Lim April 3 2002 10 10 5 25 25 25


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