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Structure & Curriculum

The Business Leadership School is a two-year course that involves both an annual conference component (BLS Intensive) as well as a corresondance curriculum and mentoring component. It operates through online training supported by Facilitators and real time group interaction. Open enrollment for both BLS100 and BLS200 runs through May 18th.

The Intensive
In the United States, an annual event is held each Spring. The event is open to all, but is a requirement for those continuing onto BLS200 (the second year of the BLS course). Those planning to enroll in BLS100 (the first year of the BLS course) are not required to attend an Intensive in advance. The goal of the Intensive is to inspire and envision attendees, and to lay a foundation that will help prepare them for the curriculum and mentoring component that will follow throughout the year.

Online Curriculum
Students work through the curriculum online according to the annual schedule (full curriculum details below). Students participating in the course are required to work with a facilitator with whom they will meet on a regular basis either in person or remotely with their small group. Facilitators are trained and screened by GoStrategic and are assigned at the beginning of the course. Students can expect: 1) Monthly or bi-monthly meetings held in person or via phone/webcast, 2) Each lesson takes about 2-3 hours total to listen to, process and answer homework; each lesson is allotted 2 weeks for completion.

Mentor-Based & Relationally-Grounded
The Mentor-based model is critical to the success of the course. Our desire to see students work with a facilitator is based in our conviction that genuine transformation in a person’s life takes place in the context of spiritual relationships with other men and women. The role of the facilitator is to encourage and challenge the students as they work through the material. Facilitators are all graduates of the course themselves and have also completed a special training school specifically designed for BLS Facilitators.

  • Introductory Course – BLS 100BLS Student Manual Web Image

    BLS100 focuses on the fundamental differences between conventional economics and Biblical economics. Enrollment includes curriculum and Facilitator oversight. BLS100 has open enrollment through May 12th. BLS100 Schedule 2016-17
    All components of BLS100 feature Dennis Peacocke.

    Single Teachings(audio): Inheritance of the Heart and Building Spiritual & Organizational Dynasties.

    Doing Business God’s Way (book):
    Chapter 1: God is Building a Family Business
    Chapter 2: Maturity Comes by Stewarding Property
    Chapter 3: Generational Wealth and the Family Unit
    Chapter 4: Our God Loves to Work
    Chapter 5: The Product of the Family Business is Service
    Chapter 6: What Money Reveals about People
    Chapter 7: Risk, Self-Respect, and Redemptive Struggle
    Chapter 8: Exposing the Cruelty of the Economics of Blame
    Chapter 9: Justice and Equality Are Not the Same
    Chapter 10: Godly Government Produces Peace and Productivity
    Chapter 11: The Essential Threefold Cords that Will Lead to Your Success
    Chapter 12: A Call to True Radicals

    Worldview For The Marketplace (audio series):
    Lesson 1: The War Between Two Seeds
    Lesson 2: Building on Divine Law
    Lesson 3: Getting Free from Pharaoh’s Propaganda Machines
    Lesson 4: Living and Working Strategically
    Lesson 5: The Power of Faith & Obedience
    Lesson 6: Mediating Grace
    Lesson 7: Jurisdictions, Authority & Proprietorship
    Lesson 8: How Big is Your Vision?
    Lesson 9: God Loans, Transfers & Takes Away
    Lesson 10: Where is the Value?
    Lesson 11: The Economics of Obedience & Boundaries
    Lesson 12: The Beauty of Justice

  • Core Course – BLS 200BLS Student Manual Web Image

    BLS200 focuses on strategic implementation of a Biblical worldview. There are two requirements for those who want to participate in the Business Leadership School core course. You must have completed BLS100 with Facilitator oversight, and you must have attended a BLS Intensive prior to enrollment. BLS200 school year starts May 5th. BLS200 Schedule 2016-17
    Audio components of BLS200 include teachings by Dennis Peacocke, Tom Burtness, and Dr. Gerald Chester.

    In addition to Facilitator oversight, BLS200 Core Course includes the book Good to Great and the following exclusive teachings:

    Section One: The Foundations of Marketplace Ministry
    1. The Foundations of Economics and Family Management
    2. Our Ministry as Kings and Priests
    3. Walking in Financial Freedom
    4. Building Organizations on God’s Word and Patterns
    5. How Your Marketplace Ministry Fits into the Big Picture

    Section Two: Establishing Our Spiritual Foundations for Building
    6. How to Hear God for Your Business
    7. Discerning Whom You Can Trust
    8. Spiritual Warfare within Organizations
    9. Business Prayers God Will Answer

    Section Three: The Keys to Successful Business Life
    10. Biblical Ethics in the Marketplace
    11. What Is Your Organization Called to Do?
    12. Changing Man and His Institutions
    13. The Nature and Power of Agreements
    14. Transformation Begins With You

    Section Four: Solving Problems God’s Way
    15. Understanding the Basics of Problem Solving
    16. The Relational Nature of Problem Solving
    17. Execution and Delegation
    18. Stimulating the Commitment of Others

    Section Five: Managing and Mentoring People with Destiny
    19. Basic Principles of Management
    20. Building Our Businesses on a Relational Foundation (Pt 1)
    21. Building Our Businesses on a Relational Foundation (Pt 2)
    22. Understanding the Distinctions Between Teaching and Training (Pt 1)
    23. Understanding the Distinctions Between Teaching and Training (Pt 2)
    24. Knowing When the Game is on: God’s Green Light