This course is designed to help someone become a person who is worth following, who others not only want to follow but love to follow.
Please note: As this is a non-specified course it cannot be accredited to an NZDipCS Level 5. For those of you wanting to complete the Level 5 Diploma only Level 5 courses/credits will count towards the completion of that diploma.
STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO:
- Describe and distinguish between selected different Christian leadership models.
- Critically examine the worldview (beliefs and values) underlying the models in light of scriptural teaching.
- Relate the various models to their actual ministry/life situation, and identify challenges and opportunities within the existing leadership model of their ministry involvement.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each different model in order to specify a personally preferred Christian leadership style.
COURSE INTRO VIDEO
LECTURER | CLINT CRAIG
Growing up and living in Wellington my whole life, I knew nothing about Christianity until my late teens, at which point I was exposed to church and Jesus. I leaned into what I was hearing and started to develop a faith and immediately was challenged and began engaging with church. After completing high school, I studied law at Victoria University, got armored to the bar and looked forward to an exciting career. However a couple of years in I had a very clear call from God to redirect my career towards pastoral work. So in 2009 I found myself in a position I would never have envisioned even a couple of years earlier, in full time church employment leading the youth ministry at LifeSwitch. After two years, I transitioned across to leading the church, which I continue, and love, to do today. I am passionate about seeing people find Christ, and then seeing that faith change and cultivate them to the point where they like the apostle Paul get to a point where their life shows they no longer count their life as dear unto themselves but rather to fulfill the assignment God has for them. I have an incredible wife, Mindy, and five young kids who ensure life is crazy and chaotic yet super fun.