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Mobile Ed: LD121 Introducing Transformational Leadership (9 hour course)

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Today’s churches, parachurch organizations, and businesses require leadership that is transformational. In this course, Dr. Mark McCloskey, professor of transformational leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, explains his 4R model of transformational leadership. The model provides a biblical framework for leadership based on the cardinal virtues. Dr. McCloskey explores practical ways to use the 4R model in the process of learning, teaching, and practicing leadership. He shows how leaders can apply these lessons to a variety of leadership contexts. Even those who do not have formal leadership roles will find this course informative and practical as they influence churches and organizations where they are members.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the 4R model of transformational leadership
  • Confront modern leadership challenges using the 4R framework
  • Develop true leadership potential in yourself and others
  • Implement practical changes in your current organization that will help it realize sustained growth as it progresses toward its vision, mission, and purpose

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Transformational Leadership Theory

  • The 21st-Century Leadership Context
  • Two Leadership Myths
  • Leadership Myths Exposed
  • Recent Literature and 21st-Century Experience
  • A Brief History of Virtue
  • The Cardinal Virtues Identified and Defined
  • Leadership and Management
  • Transactional and Transformational Leadership
  • FAQ: How Do I Change a Highly Transactional Organization?
  • FAQ: How Do I Know When to Leave?

Unit 2: A Theology of Transformational Leadership

  • An Overview of Biblical Transformation
  • Theological Affirmations: Part 1
  • Theological Affirmations: Part 2
  • Theological Affirmations: Part 3
  • The Road to Jerusalem Narrative
  • Interactions Along the Way
  • The Second Lesson of the Children
  • The Last Shall Be First: Matthew 20:20–28
  • Lessons from Jesus on Leadership: Part 1
  • Lessons from Jesus on Leadership: Part 2
  • The Apostles’ Leadership Put to the Test: Acts 6:1–7
  • Lessons from Acts 6:1–7
  • Biblical and Secular Approaches to Leadership
  • An Overview of the 4R Model

Unit 3: Relationships

  • Relationships Defined
  • Dynamic Determination
  • Intellectual Flexibility
  • Courageous Character
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Collaborative Quotient
  • FAQ: Isn’t Virtue Too High a Standard?
  • FAQ: What Makes Virtue So Important Now?
  • FAQ: How Do I Grow as a Leader? Part 1
  • FAQ: How Do I Grow as a Leader? Part 2
  • FAQ: How Do I Grow as a Leader? Part 3
  • FAQ: Can Nonbelievers Develop Biblical Virtues? Part 1
  • FAQ: Can Nonbelievers Develop Biblical Virtues? Part 2
  • FAQ: How Do I Recognize a Toxic Leader? Part One
  • FAQ: How Do I Recognize a Toxic Leader? Part Two
  • FAQ: How Do I Recognize the “Real Deal”?

Unit 4: Roles

  • Overview: The Shape of a Missional Community
  • The Direction Setter
  • Purpose and Mission Defined in Biblical Perspective
  • Core Values Defined in Biblical Perspective
  • The Spokesperson
  • The Change Agent
  • The Coach
  • FAQ: Do I Have to Play All Four Leadership Roles?
  • FAQ: What Are the Signs of an Organization at Risk?

Unit 5: Responsibilities

  • Overview
  • Vision Casting Defined
  • Vision Casting Illustrated: Part 1
  • Vision Casting Illustrated: Part 2
  • The ABCDEFs of a Transforming Vision
  • FAQ: Are Purpose, Mission, and Vision Different Ideas?
  • Strategy Making
  • Aligning
  • Encouraging

Unit 6: Results

  • Stewardship as a Moral Imperative
  • The Results Process
  • A Review of the 4R Model
  • A Framework for Understanding Virtue-Based Leadership Practice

Unit 7: Application

  • A Shift from Formal Authority to Moral Authority: Part 1
  • A Shift from Formal Authority to Moral Authority: Part 2
  • A Shift from the Few to the Many
  • A Shift from Certainty to Contingency
  • A Shift from Making Promises to Telling the Truth
  • A Shift from Solving Problems to Facing Dilemmas
  • A Shift from the Learned to Learners
  • A Shift from Short-Term Results to Sustained Progress: Part 1
  • A Shift from Short-Term Results to Sustained Progress: Part 2
  • A Shift from Short-Term Results to Sustained Progress: Part 3
  • Three Closing Questions

Unit 8: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where Do Spiritual Gifts Fit In?
  • What if I Don’t Feel I Have What It Takes to Lead?
  • What if I Don’t Fit the Right Leadership Profile?
  • What Are the Common Derailers of Leaders?

Summary and Conclusion

  • Using the Lessons Learned

Product Details

  • Title: LD121 Introducing Transformational Leadership
  • Instructor: Mark McCloskey
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 9
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About Dr. Mark McCloskey

Dr. Mark McCloskey is Director of the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program and Professor of Ministry Leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, where he has also taught in the MBA program. He has been at Bethel since 1998, when he began serving as Dean of the Center for Transformational Leadership, a post he held for eight years.

After earning his BA at Miami University (Ohio) and his MDiv at Bethel Seminary, Mark earned his PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Education, where he focused on organizational leadership, adult education, and research and measurement.

He has served on the board of the Christian Legal Society and Christian Conciliation Service of Minnesota and the Governing Board and Board of Directors of the Urban Leadership Academy. Dr. McCloskey is currently a national board member for Love INC, and he consults with businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations and leads workshops in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning, and team building. He also spent 24 years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in numerous roles.

Dr. McCloskey is the author of Tell It Often, Tell It Well, a textbook on evangelism. He and his wife Dawnelle live in Arden Hills, MN, and have two grown children.

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.



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  1. Brian Ramdhan

    Brian Ramdhan


    would be nice if Logos develop some courses dealing with Youth Ministry


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