Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: There is a an important difference between deduction and induction, and the two are often confused. Watch the video below where Sherlock Holmes makes many small observations to reach a bigger conclusion. This is induction and as Holmes demonstrates, should only be utilized by someone with expertise in induction. See the second video regarding what can happen with bullies use induction.
Also remember that deduction means to take a large concept and logically deduce specifics from it. Induction is the other way around, which takes many small factors and tries to create a large picture. Induction, which the Monty Python sketch below demonstrates, can lead to a witchhunt.
What characterizes your leadership style? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, discusses two leadership styles that are also found in the military. How will different leadership styles implement the goals and vision of your church and ministry? (Excerpted from the Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)
There may be many factors involved in why your church community has too many tasks and not enough leaders to implement them. Dr. Charles Arn dives into this question and offers solutions for how to create a better role-to-task ratio for your congregation. (Excerpted from the Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)
Watch more at … https://www.biblicalleadership.com/videos/whats-the-prescription-for-your-churchs-role-to-task-ratio
Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church. Dr. Charles Arn, Professor of Christian Ministry and Outreach at Wesley Seminary, shares ideas of how to develop this aspect of your congregation and the reason why it will lead to church growth. (Excerpted from the Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)
Watch more at … https://www.biblicalleadership.com/videos/how-to-create-intentional-opportunities-for-friendships/
by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 1/15/17.
Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, talks about his leadership style and the pros and cons he found along the way. (Excerpted from The Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)
Watch more at … https://www.biblicalleadership.com/videos/video-what-my-wife-taught-me-about-leadership/
Speaking hashtags: #TransformationalLeadershipConference
by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 2/6/17.
Everyone is a mixture of various leadership styles. Hear Bob Whitesel share what his marriage unveiled about how different leaders approach decisions and even God. How could different leadership styles complement your church’s team? (Excerpted from the Society For Church Consulting’s Church Staffing Summit 2015.)
Commentary by Prof. B.: Most weeks and in most courses, I put a link to my video introduction to the weekly assignments and give hints for getting more out of the course, its readings and its homework. The video below is an introduction to the entire MDiv course, titled: LEAD 600: Congregational Leadership.
I have created many postings/videos to help you. And, you can easily use “keywords” to find the help you need:
- Search for the keywords “Student Success” if you have a question about assignments, due dates, attendance, etc.
- Search for something like “Intro. to LEAD 600 assignment _____________” to find video introductions to most weekly assignments. Thus, each week use the key words “LEAD 600” along with a “key word” relevant to the weekly topic (e.g. “ethics,” “strategic leadership,” “budgeting,” etc.) to find specific video introductions to most weekly assignments
- Search when you need information, not all at once. I give you a lot of information because I want to help you as much as feasible.
- And, because I have provided a lot of information, don’t try to read or watch all of my postings at once.
- Rather, each week and when needed use keywords to find more information as you need.
So, use keywords like “LEAD 600,” in this wiki to find more hints about how to make the most out of this learning experience. Plus, you can also look ahead to postings and videos on upcoming assignments.
Welcome to the learning journey. I hope you can tell from my enthusiasm that I look forward to participating with you in this educational experience.