The GCTL comprises four courses that can be taken at the Masters level (600-level) or the Doctoral level (700-level).
1. Transformational Leadership
This course will focus on the eight perspectives of transformational leadership in relationship to communities globally. Students will be introduced to concepts and topics related to urban leadership, as well as the philosophy and theological underpinnings for this field. Students will be provided with group experiences in order to develop a cohort community to ensure a strong support and accountability infrastructure for the entire program. Study tips and logistics will be reviewed.
2. Theology of Work
To integrate wholeness in work, life, relationships and social impact, students need to grasp the purpose of work, their own unique calling and the meaning of human dignity. Every BGU degree begins with this course in various forms. It explores the meaning and ministry of work that engages people for most of their waking hours. The approach taken is biblical – surveying and meaning of work in God’s revealed purpose. It is contextual – showing how worldviews affect one’s work ethic and providing both points of content and prophetic challenges. It is integrative – exploring how work is related to ministry, calling, and mission. And it is theological – investigating work in the light of God’s timeless Word and the contemporary situation. Having a theology of work is critical both for those engaged in non-ecclesiastical work and also for pastors, called to equip the saints by empowering them to serve God and others in the work world.
3. Cross-Cultural Engagement
Cross-culture understanding is essential to building relationships and leading organizations in the 21stcentury. This fast-paced course will address fundamental concepts of cross-cultural studies from a Christian perspective, including cultural and social anthropology, worldview, contextualization, communications and cross-cultural conflict, with particular emphasis on cross-cultural ministry and business. Going beyond theory, students will engage in practical cross-cultural exposure and development of key cross-cultural, listening, interpretation, and communication skills.
4. Exegeting Your Community
This course provides students with the foundations of what transformational leadership means in communities globally. Students will be introduced to concepts and topics related to the philosophy and theological underpinnings for this field. Students will be provided with group experiences in order to develop a cohort community to ensure a strong support and accountability infra-structure for the entire program. Study tips and logistics will be reviewed.
Students have up to three years to complete the GCTL.
How to Apply:
1. Click here to complete the form
- Under "Program" choose "Masters" or "Doctorate" depending on the program you are enrolling in.2. Click "Submit" and complete the second form to Register as a BGU student
- Under "Degree Options" select "Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership"
- Under "Who referred or encouraged you to apply to BGU?" select "Partner Organization - BGST"3. BGU will contact you with the next steps
4. Complete your GCTL through BGU
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