Welcome to Christian Perspectives on Leadership. In this course, we will study five modern Christian Leaders and why they have been noteworthy: Fr. Alexander Schmemann (challenges), Mother Maria (model), Metropolitan Philip (vision), Archbishop Desmond Tutu (enables action), and St. Sophrony (heart).
IMPORTANT: This course features a weekly forum which is part of your grade. Please respond to the discussion question by Sunday evening (yes, even the Sunday before our first class), and comment (friendly) on another student’s post by Monday evening. In total, there are six discussion questions in the forum. You can access the forum through “Materials.”
Students are required to have an electronic journal that contains all of their notes for every content assignment in the course. There is a required minimum of one paragraph of notes per hour spent on a content assignment. The journal will be submitted in the Lesson Five Quiz when the course is completed.
Each week, students will perform a casual interview that relates to the content they are studying. A student can interview the same person as often as they want, and ideally, your interviewee is a person that is familiar with the current content you are studying. Students will submit a summary of their interviews at the end of the course.
- The Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann. ISBN-10: 0881412007
- Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner. ISBN-13: 978-0787983376.
- Invictus, 2009
- Metropolitan Philip: His Life and His Dreams, Peter Gillquist. ISBN-13: 978-0840775887