Biblical Foundations for People Management & Care

Content Contributor: John Baugus, Executive Director of Human Resources, Wendi Dykes, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology Azusa Pacific University

Facilitator: Lisa Cooper, CCNL, Director of Operations, @ the Crossing, Denver Rescue Mission

Category: People Management & Care

Last Day to Register: September 26, 2016

Module Start Date: October 3, 2016

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a biblical theology of work and workers
  • Discover tangible ways to live out and help others live out the New Testament’s “one another’s” in the workplace
  • Learn how to be an effective “steward” of human resources and commit to doing so
  • Grow in understanding of biblical examples of “people care”
  • Become familiar with the foundational knowledge areas related to Human Resources for Christian leaders

Module Overview

This module will consider the unique call of a Christian leader in stewarding an organization’s people, its “greatest asset.” The module will cover a range of topics, including a Christian perspective on work, living out the New Testament’s “one another’s” in the workplace, the discipleship of employees, and key biblical examples of the importance of effective mobilization of human giftedness in furthering kingdom purposes.

Requirements for Receiving Credit

Credit for the module will be determined on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that participant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

  1. The Bible. In this module we will primarily use the New International Version.
  2. Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, editors, Jossey-Bass, 2006
  3. Leadership is an Art, by Max DePree, Random House, 2004

Optional Resources:

  1. Management: A Biblical Approach, by Myron Rush, SP Publications, 2002.
  2. Bringing Out the Best in People, by Alan Loy McGinnis, Augsburg Publishing House, 1985


Facilitator Bio

Lisa Cooper, CCNL, Director of Operations, @ the  Crossing, Denver Rescue Mission

Lisa Cooper, CCNL, Director of Operations, @ the Crossing, Denver Rescue Mission

Currently Lisa is the Director of Operations @ the Crossing for the Denver Rescue Mission. She has a bachelor's in Business Management and working on an Organizational Leadership master's degree. Lisa currently holds a real estate brokers license for 27 years. She was in the 100% club while employed with Re/Max. Taught at a Career College in Denver for four years. Training certifications include ALICE (active shooter), Senior trainer for CPI (non-violent crisis intervention), and ServSafe Manager. On a personal note, I married my college sweetheart and we have been married for 32 years with three grown children. We have a small farm with horses, cows, a 2000-pound bull named Filbert, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats. In our spare time we enjoy sitting on our patio and watching the calves play in the pasture.