Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


HIS/PT5/714 – Leadership in the Ancient and Contemporary Church

View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

“Leadership” is a topic much in discussion in today’s church. This course aims to explore this topic theologically, with vantages from the ancient and contemporary churches as well as secular sources. Students should emerge with theological skills that will allow them to critique the coldly corporate and consumerist literature that often sells under the banner “leadership.” We’ll return to several sets of questions: why study leadership? What difference does the adjective make in “Christian leadership”? Who are we personally as leaders? And how can we have Christlike influence within and beyond our organizations?

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