Winter 2013/Colorado Springs
ML582A/B [Cohort 29]
1 week intensive
W. G. Villacorta
ML582 A & B: CHARACTER, COMMUNITY, AND LEADERSHIP. Wilmer G. Villacorta
DESCRIPTION: Students from around the globe will join faculty in dialogue around topics of character formation. The challenge of developing character as a foundation for leadership will be applied in students’ lives through reading, discussions, lectures, small group exercises, experimentation with electronic community building tools, community meals, and silent reflection. The work for this course sequence (4-units) spans 2 quarters. Part A comprises the pre-seminar work and in-class activities. Students will meet on campus for one week for 1) an orientation to Fuller Seminary resources and the MAGL program and its learning components, 2) an opportunity to build deeper relationships with cohort members to achieve a more effective learning community; and 3) an introduction to the principles of character formation and leadership. Part B comprises post-seminar reading, writing, group dialogue and the final paper.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: As a result of this course sequence students will have:
COURSE FORMAT: ML582A will meet for the first week of a required two-week intensive on-campus residency for the MA in Global Leadership from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will do pre-seminar assignments. ML582B will involve post-seminar readings and assignments, online connecting, and completion of the final paper after they return home.
Bosch, David J. Bosch. A Spirituality of the Road. Wipf & Stock, 2001. ISBN-1-57910-795-8. Pub List Price: $ 14.00
Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0195183078. Pub List Price: $14.95.
Johnson, Darrell. Experiencing the Trinity. Regent College Publishing, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-1573832168. Pub List Price: $12.95.
Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus and Community: The Social Dimension of Christian Faith. New York: Fortress, 1984. ISBN-13: 978-0800618025. Pub List Price: $22.00.
Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0824509153. Pub List Price: $11.00; OR
Thrall, Bill, Bruce McNicol, and Ken McElrath. The Ascent of a Leader: How Ordinary Relationships Develop Extraordinary Character and Influence. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0787947668. Pub List Price: $25.00.
Willard, Dallas. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2002. ISBN 978-1576832967. Pub List Price: $24.95.
Wright, N.T. After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. Harper Collins Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 978-06-173055-9. Pub List Price: $16.50.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
ML582A (Winter 2013)
ML582B (Spring 2013)
PREREQUISITES: This course sequence is only available to MA in Global Leadership students.
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: This two-quarter sequence, ML582A and B, is part of the required MAGL cohort series of courses. NO AUDITORS.
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.
NOTE: This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification.