A study of principles and dynamics related to the power relationships and the need for change that exists in all organizations. Students will develop in their understanding of the role of power in the change process and in their ability to apply this understanding in godly, effective organizational leadership. They will examine the dynamics around conflict and consider ways to turn conflict resolution into a catalyst for organizational health and growth. Prerequisite: CLD 510
This course gives the student an opportunity to do focused study in a specialized area of Christian Leadership in Ministry. It will help students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field, challenge them to do in-depth critical research of current issues and concepts, and promote growth in skills that are relevant to ministry in this field.
Effective Christian leaders have an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the nature and role of Christian leadership and ministry in multicultural settings. This “school on wheels” provides first-hand exposure to leadership realities encountered in Canadian multicultural settings. Multicultural Leadership Encounter explores various dimensions of leadership as they relate to leadership in Canadian multicultural settings. Prerequisite: CLD 510
This course provides Christian leaders with a biblical perspective on planning within ministry organizations, an understanding of ministry governance models, the skills to develop a shared vision for ministry, and a set of practical planning tools for making progress towards that vision. Prerequisite: CLD 510
While leading remains a prerequisite to effective oversight of a ministry, equipping, mentoring, and team building are the means by which effective leading occurs. Students will grow in their understanding of equipping, mentoring, and team-building ministry, and develop skills in these areas, with the aim of leaving a strong leadership legacy characterized by the formation of cohesive teams. Prerequisite: CLD 510
The spiritual growth of the Christian leader cannot be left to chance. Such progress is intentional, developmental, and cumulative; guided by the Holy Spirit, and nurtured among other believers. This course seeks to understand and encourage growth in Christian leaders in three areas: spiritual formation, ethical integrity, and personal relationships.
Christian leadership development forms part of the distinctive DNA of ACTS Seminaries and this course represents the gateway to this Christian Leadership Development focus. In this course, students will explore six key dimensions of leadership: a growing relationship with God, character, calling, community, team and context-appropriate competencies.
This course focuses on the four books of Maccabees that appear in some Greek manuscripts and other early versions. It deals with pertinent textual, philological, literary, historical, and theological issues. The significance of these books for both Jewish and Christian religious traditions is also be considered.
An overview and careful exegetical study of the book of Colossians. Relevant hermeneutical issues are highlighted, key themes are investigated, and the enduring significance of this book is explored. Prerequisite: BIB 505
Spend nine days embedded with innovative ministry organizations. Each spring you will join your classmates and faculty mentors in a select Canadian or international location to immerse yourself in unique local ministries and dialogue with local leaders. (Note: Journey I/II do not need to be taken in order)
On what basis do we hold confidence that the Bible is a faithful witness to the life of Christ and the character of God, infallible in all matters of faith and practice, a canon by which we can evaluate our doctrines and behavior? How can we be sure that the Bible is reliable? In this course we will examine the foundation for the reliability of Scripture and interact with critics of biblical reliability both within and without the church. Our constant goal will be to establish confidence in the scriptures as reliable, true, and trustworthy for all time. Prerequisite: CAP 550 and CAP 560