This course examines the concept of servant leadership in historical and canonical perspectives. A study of the nature, styles, and skills of servant leadership will be done with an emphasis on values, personal introspection and the ability of the servant leader to understand the environment in which they lead. Personal care of the servant leader will also be considered in this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course of applied ethics, attention will be given to specific ethical problems by which someone in the pastorate might be confronted. Very often the pastor/counselor takes the role of a moral consultant giving advice in the middle of a moral controversy. The student will be trained to apply the methods of moral reasoning thought in this basic Christian ethics course. The course also integrates ethics with pastoral ministry and counseling. Different contemporary issues such as infertility, abortion, euthanasia, divorce and remarriage as well as professional integrity of pastoral life will be discussed.
This course will focus on the processes of family growth and development as they relate particularly to the local church. Special attention will be paid to the church’s responsibility for strengthening its family, and the process of socialization will be integrated into a practical, working model for the local church. The course is designed to provide the student with a theological basis for a ministry to the family, as well as a strategy for intervention into the family as a system based on these theological concepts. Particular attention will be given to the place of the church in a counseling or corrective ministry to families and to the role of the minister in that intervention. (May be used for the Christian Formation and Christian Counseling concentrations.)