COS 114 Pastoral Leadership and Administration March 25-26 & May 13-14, 2011 Instructor: Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel Required Texts: all available through amazon.com 10,000 Horses by John Stahl-Wert Getting Naked by Kenneth Lencioni You Don't Have to do it Alone Richard H. Axelrod , Emily M. Axelrod , Julie Beedon , Robert W. Jacobs The Serving Leader by John Stahl-Wert and Ken Blanchard United Methodist Guidelines: The Pastor Published by Cokesbury. It is one booklet out of the quadrennial publication called the United Methodist Guidelines. Assignments: BEFORE THE MARCH CLASS 1. Read the UMC Guideline booklet a. Write a brief response to the way you understand the pastor's responsibility to ORDER the life the local church. 1. What does it mean to "order" 2. What responsibilities does the pastor have in the church life that would fall into this category? 3. What are the things that a pastor MUST oversee being done, even if they don't do them by themselves. b. Read 10,000 Horses and write a response- no more than about three or four pages answering the following questions: 1. How does this model of life/leadership impact you personally? 2. What do you gain as a pastor from reading this book? 3. Using the model presented, try to apply it to your ministry, describe how you might create a plan and provide some implementing steps. c. Read Getting Naked - be prepared to give the class a five minute presentation on the character in the book you most identify with and why. PLEASE SEND THESE RESPONSES TO ME NO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION EITHER BY MAIL OR EMAIL. Please send it in WORD format, I typically cannot open Word Perfect or Word Pad documents. If you don't have Word, but the content of the paper right in the email rather than as an attachment. Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel 65 East 1st Street Corning, NY 14830 or CathyHallStengel@unyumc.org PREPARATION FOR SECOND CLASS SESSION-again, please send to me no later than ten days before we gather as a class!! 1. Read The Serving Leader. Write a journal type response to this books, either as you read it or after you finish. Respond to the characters. Who are the main characters Why are they in the book? What is their role in the story. Do you see yourself in the book? Where, and why? Do you see any parallels in ministry, in church leadership, in a way of living? Summarize personal and professional learning. 2. Read You Don't Have to Do It Alone Write a two page paper describing the relevance of this book to ministry, mission, making disciples.