SAMPLE ECD (Expanded Course Description)
ML530: LIFELONG DEVELOPMENT (4 units)
MA in Global Leadership Cohort Online Class
This course explores the nature of Christian leadership
development slightly based on J. Robert Clinton’s Leadership Emergence Theory. The course also highlights an
integration of spiritual leadership and how God shapes a leader over a lifetime
for unique purposes. Development of a leader’s life takes place: (1) In the
context of God’s sovereign formative hand, (2) in the context of time and (3)
in context of a leader’s response to God’s formation. The course also aims to
provide perspectives that enable students to assist others in their lifelong
LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this course, students will
- aligned one’s own identity as a leader by
reflecting on the integration of being and doing in leadership;
- acquired key insights into how God has been
shaping their life over a lifetime for unique purposes;
- processed developmental exercises that will
assist them to assess and describe their God-given potential;
- generated a Developmental
Plan using adapted course concepts that will enable them to assist others
in their personal development.
The class will be conducted on the Internet using a 10-week
lesson program aligned with Fuller’s academic calendar. Each week students and
the instructor will interact with the material through journaling and threaded
discussions. The sessions include a time of spiritual formation as well as
further input on lifelong development concepts. There will also be virtual
small group activities to apply the concepts.
SAMPLE: Do not order books from this ECD. Check the link to the course
in the appropriate quarter for your cohort via the Registrar's Course Schedule.
Barton, Ruth Haley. Strengthening
the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry.
Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008. ISBN 9780830835133 (Pub.price: US$18).
Benner, David. The Gift
of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery. Downers Grove:
InterVarsity Press, 2004. ISBN 9780830832453 (Pub.price: US$13).
Clinton, J. Robert and Paul Stanley. Connecting: Finding the Mentors You Need to be Successful in Life.
Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1992. ISBN: 0891096388. (Pub. Price: $15.00)
Clinton, J. Robert. Leadership
Emergence Theory Reader Articles (LET Reader). Altadena, CA: Barnabas
Publishers, 2005. ISBN 097418182X (Pub.price: US$20). Available through http://bobbyclinton.com/store/readers/leadership-emergence-theory-reader/
Reese, Randy & Robert Loane. Deep Mentoring: Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey. Downers
Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0-8308-3789-2 (Pub Price: $20.00)
Trebesch, Shelley. Isolation:
A Place of Transformation in the Life of a Leader. Altadena, CA: Barnabas
Publishers, 1997. ISBN 9780974181844 (Pub.price: US$8). Available through http://www.amazon.com
or http://www.alibris.com or http://www.powells.com
Clinton, J. Robert. The
Making of a Leader. Second Edition. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2012. ISBN-13:
9781612910758 (Pub.price: US$16.99)
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
- Weekly Threaded Discussions (10%), Journaling
- Reading Responses (10%) and Processing Exercises
- A development
plan emerging from the student's own life using course concepts for implementation. This plan will be
completed by the end of the tenth week (50%)
PREREQUISITES: This course is only available to those who
are accepted into the MA in Global Leadership.
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: A required course for the cohort
portion of the MA in Global Leadership. NO
FINAL EXAMINATION: No written examination.