Number of weeks: 5
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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Are you a leader? The new year brings new leadership assignments for many of us! Whether you see yourself as having a spiritual gift of leadership or not, you do influence people. The way you influence them can release their power, and yours, toward achievement of your ministry goals.
The concept of “3 Colors of Leadership” springs from the pioneering Natural Church Development (NCD) research of Christian Schwarz in 70,000 churches across all six continents. Participants will need to purchase “The 3 Colors of Leadership” by Schwarz from Churchsmart.com in the U.S. or from your national NCD resource agency in other countries.
Before the class, each participant must identify at least two (or more) persons whom the participant has influenced, and ask them to complete an online confidential questionnaire about the participant’s leadership style, as explained in the textbook, which includes a “token” for the online questionnaire.
There will be a very short daily reading, reflection and small group discussion. (This class will not include face to face online meetings.)
1.5 CEU will be awarded on completion.
About the Instructor
Rev. Beth Galbreath is a United Methodist deacon whose specialty is “digital culture ministry.” Part of her ministry is over a decade of teaching online at BeADisciple. She loves to bring a multimedia, multi-intelligence approach to all her courses.
Beth serves on the pastoral leadership team of Compassion UMC in Brookfield, IL, a new church plant. Her ministry includes consulting, teaching, and small group leadership; she’s passionate about worship, spirituality and deeper connections with God through the sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. She is also an activist for solar energy, interfaith understanding, and eco-sustainability. She shares her passion for all these topics through her classes at BeADisciple.
Digital culture ministry is also about ancient-future worship arts and education styles, especially an emphasis on story; she is an ambassador of the Network of Biblical Storytellers International and coordinates the NBSI-related Chicago-area biblical storytelling guild. She’s taught biblical storytelling in Cameroon, Bolivia, Haiti, the Philippines, and India as well as across the United States.