We cannot make sense of our new world by using old maps. It doesn’t help to dust them off or reprint them with bolder colors. The more we rely on them, the more confused we will become. They will cause us to focus on the wrong things and blind us to what’s significant. Continuing to use maps that helped make sense of our previous world will only lead to greater confusion. We need a new GPS to navigate the realities of the new world we live in. Throughout the course, we will draw from a rich Christian tradition of spiritual formation and soul care that is rooted in the Scriptures and can be found running throughout the pages of church history. The voices of spiritual formation and soul care from which we will draw are diverse and include Christians from all ages.
This course will help leaders learn from the past, be aware of the present and plan for the future. The course will explore ancient truths that have helped guide Christians for the past two thousand years and introduce new concepts from leadership science. Most importantly, all of the learning will be practical and will enhance your personal, leadership and communal rhythms.
What You’ll Learn
We have divided the course into three sections representing movements of thought. These three movements will help you and those you serve to navigate our changing world.
- The first movement is personal rhythms, which focus on the inner life of a leader. Nothing could be more important or more needed in today’s uncertain world than developing our inner life with God.
- The second movement is leadership rhythms, which refer to our outer life. This section includes practices to help your leadership navigate the chaotic and uncertain world. This includes chapters on leadership essentials for leadership resilience and on cultivating missional innovation through the lens of “Missional Design Thinking.”
- The third movement is corporate rhythms, which remind us of our life together. This part includes the foundations of coaching and small group discipleship.
How It Works
Join our instructor, Mark Dunwoody, and an engaged learning community of fellow leaders and missional practitioners live online and in online forums.
- Participate in six, two-hour sessions with Tim and the learning community.
The learning community will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7:00p – 9:00p EST, April 26 – May 31.
- Practice in your context.
During the course you will be encouraged to apply your learning in your context in order to deepen your understanding.
- Reflect within the learning community.
Your reflections on your experiences will become even more meaningful when shared with other learning practitioners like yourself. You will use the online forums between sessions and break-out sessions within learning community gatherings to further integrate your learning