Healthy organizational practices emerge from healthy organizational cultures. This idea was introduced on InDepth in a previous post titled Shifting Focus: From Operational to Cultural Priorities. The first cornerstone of kingdom culture that was explored was Winebrenner’s deep commitment to stewardship (you can read the first post in that series by clicking here).
As we begin a new year, we will be taking some time to explore a second cornerstone of Winebrenner’s organizational culture: approaching theological education as Discipleship. This is not a new topic in InDepth; in fact, you can read previous posts by clicking on any of the following:
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: The Role of Content & Information
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: Transformation & Growth
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: Counseling & Addictions
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: Clinical Counseling
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: Interventions in Education
Exploring Theological Education as Discipleship: Summary & Conclusion
As noted in the previous posts about stewardship, in order for something to qualify as a component of organizational culture there must be some kind of evidence of it in practice while also being observable in an organization.
While the above posts explored discipleship specifically in the context of theological education, over the next several weeks we’re going to explore discipleship in a more basic way and then work our way back to how we approach discipleship within a context focused on theological education.
Stay tuned for more conversation…
Happy New Year!
– Dr. Brent C. Sleasman, President
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