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Leadership From the Shepherd's Perspective | Winter 2024

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LEADERSHIP FROM THE SHEPHERD'S PERSPECTIVE

Leadership from the Shepherd's Perspective explores the biblical concept of shepherd leadership and the belief that the timeless model of the shepherd applies, as does God's Word – everywhere one influences and impacts others. From the board room to on-site indigenous team members and volunteers, from the office to the field, and first-world to third-world countries, shepherding is imperative to effectively influencing, impacting, and leading from a fully biblically-based perspective.

The shepherd leadership principle is grounded in the three pivotal elements of Provision, Protection, and Presence. Participants will explore a shepherd's responsibilities for leading literal sheep during this course. They will dive into their personal leadership experiences, dig into Scripture to translate biblical principles into immediately applicable and practical behaviors, and create a customized Shepherd's Operating Manual. 

Contributors: Presence Point

Learning Objectives
  1. To position shepherding as a universal godly leadership principle and understand that a fully biblically based leadership model leads to the most effective leadership behaviors.
  2. To view Provision, Protection, and Presence as pivotal elements of genuine shepherding.
  3. To establish absolute surrender to the Father as a requirement to be an effective, godly shepherd.
Requirements for Credit
  1. The completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrate that the participant has read the required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.
Required Resource(s)
  1. Leadership from the Shepherd's Perspective Workbook 
  2. Volume 1 of the 30-Day Shepherd Leadership Challenge 
  3. A Shrek the Sheep card 
  4. Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray

For other Resources: Access the Presence Point App

Course Facilitator, Holly Culhane:

Holly Culhane is the Founder and CEO of Presence Point, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to developing and supporting shepherd leaders, in every walk of life, all over the world, and partnering with those who wish to multiply the shepherd leadership message in their sphere of influence. She is also Consultant Emeritus with P•A•S Associates, a Human Resources consulting firm she founded in 1987 and led for 30 years, a former licensed Private Investigator specializing in the areas of sexual harassment and discrimination, and contributing author of Servant Leadership in Action, the best-seller edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell. She is an author and speaker, facilitates shepherd leadership workshops and conferences worldwide, is a Master Trainer with Lead Like Jesus, and has served on several Boards, including the Board of Trustees for Youth for Christ USA and the Board of Directors for AdelFi Credit Union. She finds great joy in hanging out with her husband, Doug, their children scattered around the U.S., and their kids' grandchildren.


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Session 1 | Setting the Stage for the Shepherd Leadership Experience
Session 1 | Inspiration
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Session 1 | Reading
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Session 1 | Presentation 1 | Setting the Stage for the Shepherd Leadership Experience
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Session 1 | Presentation 2 | Setting the Stage for the Shepherd Leadership Experience
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Session 1 | Discussion
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Make 3 discussion posts to continue. Discuss the similarities between leading sheep and leading people and the points of interest or surprise in the Shepherd Job Description. Include at least three examples of how a shepherd’s responsibilities with real sheep can be translated into a leader’s responsibility with people.
Session 1 | Reflection
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Session 2 | Exploring the Past: Previous Shepherd Leadership Experiences
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Session 2 | Presentation | Exploring the Past
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Session 2 | Discussion
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Make 3 discussion posts to continue. Share an example of Improperly and Properly Shepherded Behaviors and the Outcomes. What are the dangers of unforgiveness and the blessing of forgiving those shepherds in your past who have wronged you. Please also comment on at least two other posts. In addition to your replies on the discussion prompts, please post any questions you have relating to the material presented in the presentation.
Session 2 | Reflection
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Session 3 | Shepherd Leadership in Scripture
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Session 3 | Presentation
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Session 3 | Discussion
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Make 3 discussion posts to continue. DISCUSS WITH YOUR PEERS: Discuss the godly shepherd leadership behaviors you noted from these passages and how these behaviors can be immediately applied in your life as you shepherd others. Share your thoughts about the three pivotal elements of shepherding well: Provision, Protection, and Presence, and how they apply to both shepherding sheep and shepherding people. Please also comment on at least two other posts.
Session 3 | Reflection
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Session 4 | Personalizing the Shepherd Leadership Message
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Session 4 | Presentation | Personalizing the Shepherd Leadership Message
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Session 4 | Discussion
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Make 3 discussion posts to continue. DISCUSS WITH YOUR PEERS: Discuss your thoughts about applying The Leader’s Shield and the shepherd leadership concept in the one sphere of influence for which you chose to create a personalized Shepherd’s Operating Manual. Review your entries in the table on Page 30 of the Participant Workbook, share what you’ve learned is important to you and your organization, and the steps you will take to implement what you’ve learned, going forward. Please also comment on at least two other posts. In addition to your replies on the discussion prompts, please post any questions you have relating to the material presented in the presentation.
Session 4 | Reflection
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Session 5 | The Shepherding Superpower
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Session 5 | Discussion
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Make 3 discussion posts to continue. DISCUSS WITH YOUR PEERS: Discuss the death of shepherding and your opinion regarding whether implementing shepherd leadership principles could be crucial to the future of the church and of society, in general. How can you more effectively implement our Superpower in your leadership roles? Please also comment on at least two other posts. In addition to your replies on the discussion prompts, please post any questions you have relating to the material in the presentation.
Session 5 | Reflection
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 09/12/2023
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 09/12/2023
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Certificate of Completion
20.00 Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) credits  |  Certificate available
20.00 Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) credits  |  Certificate available Congratulations you have Completed the Leadership from a Shepherd's Perspective Course! If you are enrolled in the Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) Program, you have earned 20 points towards the 100 point requirement for this distinction. You may now download a copy of your certificate. All those enrolled in the CCNL Program, must send a copy of your certificate to Heather Martin, the CCNL Program Registrar | Heather.Martin at Christian Leadership Alliance.org.