DMN-840 The Leader as Spiritual Person

Participants will have the opportunity to discover and/or rediscover the importance of their own spiritual development as it relates to the current and future practices of church leadership. Participants will be expected to deal with issues relating to the leader as a person, what the leader brings to the congregation, and paradigms for church leadership as outlined in the text Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People by Shawchuck and Heuser. Participants will be assisted in considering the context in which they lead through the works of Loren Mead and Chapter 2 of the instructor’s dissertation. Participants will be exposed to an understanding of and encouraged to practice the classical spiritual disciplines as understood by Richard Foster.