The essential foundation of Christian ministry is one’s “character and call.” Skills, knowledge, ministry practices and spiritual gifts are built on this essential and personal core. The purpose of this course is to assist students in discerning their call to vocational Christian ministry (inside and outside of the church) and to explore with them the essential spiritual, familial, personality, emotional and character issues that enable a lifetime of faithfulness and enjoyment of Christian ministry.
As such, the course focuses on developing the personal integrity of the leader. The Personal integrity component of the curriculum will focus on the inner development of a leader’s character. It is about who the leader is as a person; his or her relationship with God, self and his or her relationship with others. Personal integrity is the commitment the leader stands on and the actions should be consistent with his or her words.