None of us is as smart as all of us. — Ken Blanchard
Successful ministry hinges on the grace-filled integration of individual members working as one Body. Throughout the Scriptures, God calls us to live out our unique callings within the context of the Kingdom and as part of God’s “team.” This reality is important for all who live as disciples and is especially critical for those who serve in Christian ministry.
The purpose of this course is to help students, as current and potential team members and leaders, to appreciate the theological and managerial rationale for the use of teams in ministry. In addition, they will acquire and develop the skills needed to build and sustain an effective ministry team. Key principles, strategies and interaction will facilitate the learning process.
Students will also be exposed to the functions of teamwork, recruitment, team formation, barriers to team building, and key principles of conflict management.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to do the following:
The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.
*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.
Best for: Personal Enrichment
Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:
Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.
Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.
Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.
Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.