This course introduces the principles and skills of developing curricula for a specific educational context such as formal education, church trainings, marketplace seminars, and other multi-session teaching settings. Students learn an educational process of designing training programs for a specific context that includes audience analysis, identifying needs, setting outcome-based objectives, developing sessions, and making a syllabus. In addition, students learn adult education principles and practices and are exposed to multiple teaching opportunities using achievement-based objectives, effective lecture techniques, active learning, in-class tasks, graphic organizers, and handouts. (3-lecture units-course; 3 hours per week)
This course equips students to reach wise agreements across material and relational differences in ways that build trust, sustain partnerships, and decrease conflict while accomplishing personal, team, or organizational objectives. Students explore how identity, culture, and emotions impact negotiation, then examine their own values and motivations in the midst of difficult conversations. Students demonstrate thoughtful negotiation characterized by love when interests are in conflict. Students explore several approaches to negotiation and practice the requisite skills that result in forging agreements. (1.5-lecture units-course; 1.5 hours per week)
This course equips students to identify and respond wisely to leadership and relational situations and challenges that can compromise leadership integrity and endanger organizational credibility and effectiveness. Students learn how to analyze ethical and moral challenges or issues and lead others effectively through them in ways that preserve and enhance personal and corporate integrity. The course will assist students in engaging deeply with ethical dilemmas in their context and contemporary challenges for servant-steward leadership. (1.5-lecture units-course; 1.5 hours per week)
This course equips the students with the laboratory environment to train, contextualize and experience spiritual multiplication through a weekly off-campus, team-based field work. The course is the students’ platform to apply the learnings from the courses they are taking and reflect these in light of disciple-making, God’s faithfulness and their heart condition.
The Iron-Sharpening Group (ISG) is an intentional community designed for students to participate in and experience spiritual transformation. Spiritual formation involves God reaching deeply into the spirit of each individual to accomplish His divine work. “The more we become like Christ in the way we live in relationship with people individually and corporately, the more those people will see the light of the glory of Christ in us and will be thereby transformed.” (Averbeck, 2008) The Apostle Paul summarizes well the process of spiritual transformation, “Rather speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up into Him who is the head, into Christ. From whom the whole body joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:15-16)