Theology of Leadership


Spring 2023
Mon 1:00pm - 4:50pm

This course introduces and explores fundamental doctrines of Christian theology—the doctrines of This course explores contemporary approaches to Christian leadership and proposes a theology of leadership as participation in the mission of the Triune God. The course evaluates the explicit and implicit theological assumptions of contemporary views on Christian leadership. It considers ways that biblical leaders, such as Jesus and Paul, can guide today’s Christian leaders. The course provides students with the opportunity to evaluate contemporary approaches to Christian ministry and to develop a theology of Christian leadership for their vocational setting and practice.


  • Identify challenges to contemporary Christian leadership (leadership challenge blog, lectures).
  • Describe and evaluate an example/s of biblical leadership (biblical leadership essay, lectures on mission Dei and servant leadership, small group discussions).
  • Explore a variety of contemporary approaches to Christian leadership (lectures, seminar/paper).


  • Discover that theology is a dynamic and contextual effort to discern appropriate ways to embody the redemption revealed in Jesus Christ (lectures, constructive element of seminar/paper).
  • Acquire a deeper sense of theological vision of Christian leadership vis-à-vis other Christian leadership approaches (lectures, seminar/paper).
  • Develop a greater appreciation for what it means to be a Christian leader (lectures, guest speakers, biblical leadership essay).


  • Write a blog that outlines an important challenge to/or issue for contemporary Christian leadership (leadership challenge blog).
  • Write an essay that assess a biblical example of leadership and considers its contribution to a contemporary theology of Christian leadership (biblical leadership essay).
  • Generate and write an essay that sets forth your theological vision of Christian leadership (seminar/paper).