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  • Welcome!

    Meet Professor Martine Audeoud

    PhD, Bernelli University, PA - School Administration

    DMin, Bakke Graduate University

    To read Dr. Martine Audeoud's biography click here.  

    About this course:

         We look forward to serving you online. We are here to provide a superior academic experience within a strong faith-integrated environment. This class will provide the opportunity for you to pray with professor and fellow students, share worship songs, reflect on various scriptures, etc. Please let us know what we can do to perfect this online experience for you! Thank you for choosing Bakke Graduate University.  God bless. 

         The BGU Joy-At-Work values will be woven throughout the course as BGU seeks to strengthen leaders who steward resources with and for vulnerable people and places, by means of contextual, Christian-based education innovatively delivered throughout the urban world.

    After having completed this certificate course, you should be able to:

    1. Identify the characteristics of your own leadership style and challenges within your institution, the complexities of your environment.

    2. Develop a statement that will reflect your own educational leadership values and aspirations, vision and mission for your institution.

    3. Identify the key assets and challenges of your relationships with your stakeholders and propose an action plan for yourself to develop values in these relationships.

    4. Identify the key curriculum specificities of your institution; assess their consistency with your institution’s values, vision, mission, and strategic plans. Propose changes that will increase the level of curriculum consistency within your institution’s curriculum delivery processes and empower all stakeholders to contribute to curriculum delivery.

    5. Enhance your understanding of the financial processes in your institution. Assess how they reflect the quality of your curriculum delivery and your relationships with your institution’s stakeholders in order to increase the quality of your stewardship. 

  • Lesson 1: Moral Leadership

    Developing Your Own Philosophy of Educational Leadership 

    This module will guide you to develop a Joy-at-Work educational institution where your educational institution’s purpose is clear in order to: 

    • Create a positive and transformational learning environment 

    • Provide a place for all stakeholders to reach significance in learning and working together in ways they could not do as individuals. 


    Online Chapel

    Please watch the following Clay Balls video.


    2 Corinthians 4: 6 – “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 

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  • Lesson 2: Moral Leadership (continued)

    Online Chapel

    Please listen to the following song, Take my life and let it be…

    Philippians 3: 8: “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christand be found in him.” 

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  • Lesson 3: Servant Leadership

    This module will encourage you to enhance your Joy-at-Work educational institution by becoming a servant leader who will allow each individual at every level and each stakeholder constituency to:

    • Exercise their gifts,

    • Pursue their passion for learning,

    • Experience their purpose

    in a way that uniquely and creatively contributes to the fulfillment of educational institution’s purpose. 


    Online Chapel

    Please read the following passage and ponder on the relationship between who Christ’s assurance in his real identity and what steps he takes to serve his disciples.

    John 13: 1-5: “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

    Then listen to this song I am a child of God:

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  • Lesson 4: Servant Leadership with Stakeholders (continued)

    Online Chapel

    Please listen to the following Servant Song:

    Reflect on Galatians 5: 13 – “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

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  • Lesson 5: Servant Leadership in Curriculum Development

    In this module, you will have the opportunity to think creatively about developing curricula that serve the specific learning needs of your students, especially those who are the most vulnerable, within the Joy at Work perspective. 


    Online Chapel

    Do you sometimes or often feel so imperfect, falling short from what you feel you are called to be?  Please do listen to this song All for Love.   


    Reflect on 1 John 1: 7 – “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

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  • Lesson 6: Servant Leadership in Curriculum Transformation

    Online Chapel

    Please listen to this song Open the Eyes of my Heart

    Reflect on Psalm 63: 2-3 – “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.  Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.”

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  • Lesson 7: Stewarding with Integrity while Developing Moral Leadership

    Finally, you will reflect on developing a lifestyle of stewarding with integrity your educational institution and leading in a way that serves others. The concept of stewardship reminds us that we do not “own” our educational leader’s role. We are stewarding this role for an organizational purpose larger than ourselves in order to create a learning organization where compassion, love, sacrifice and unselfish creative thinking and behavior becomes the norm everyone practices and enjoys. 


    Online Chapel

    What are our resources when we are challenged to the depths of our inner beings as we exercise our leadership?

    Please listen to this song Because He Lives

    Reflect also on Paul’s challenges as stated in 2 Corinthians 4: 4-10 – “Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;  in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;  known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 10sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”

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  • Lesson 8: Wrap it up

    Online Chapel

    CHRIST, your answer: You are my all

    Romans 8: 37-38: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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  • Lesson 9: Group Presentations & Close

    Online Chapel

    Watch this powerful inspirational video of Derek Redmond's and his father during the Barcelona 1992 Olympics.    

    Isaiah 40: 30-31 – Even youths grow tired and weary,
        and young men stumble and fall;
     but those who hope in the Lord
        will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
        they will run and not grow weary,
        they will walk and not be faint.

    There is no discussion question this week! Just an encouragement as you are almost done! CONGRATULATIONS! 

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