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Structure & Curriculum

The School of Business Leadership is an online correspondence school composed of two 1-year courses (GoBusiness100 & GoBusiness200) that involve mentoring oversight, a relational group dynamic, and an annual conference component called the GoBusiness Intensive. Students are supported by trained GoBusiness Facilitators and receive the benefit of real-time group interaction. Enrollment is open year ’round with new groups forming quarterly.

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 into GoBusiness200 (the second-year course). Those planning to enroll in GoBusiness100 (the first-year course) are encouraged to attend, but it is not required. 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 online curriculum (detailed below) according to the preset schedule. Each students is assigned a facilitator and a group of fellow students with whom they will meet every other week via virtual meeting (usually Zoom, GoToMeeting, or conference call), or in person for local groups. Facilitators are trained and screened by GoStrategic and assigned at the beginning of the course. Each lesson takes about 2-3 hours total to listen to, process, and complete homework.

Mentor-Based & Relationally Grounded
The mentor-based model is critical to the success of the course. Our desire to see each group of students work with a facilitator is based out of our conviction that genuine transformation takes place in the context of spiritual relationships with other people. 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, have completed our Facilitator Training School, and have apprenticed under a seasoned Facilitator before leading groups on their own.


GoBusiness100 Course (Year-One)

GoBusiness100 focuses on the fundamental differences between conventional economics and biblical economics. Curriculum includes 19 audio teachings, 1 book, 8 business articles, the Student Manual, and Appendix. All curriculum components feature the teachings of Dennis Peacocke.

Prerequisite: None

Purpose: 
• To learn and flesh-out the axioms of God’s truth for business in the marketplace
• To build/reinforce a foundation of worldview and biblical economics
• To learn how to build, manage, and lead according to God’s patterns and principles as based in the Scripture

Introductory Module Audio Teachings:
Inheritance of the Heart
Building Spiritual & Organizational Dynasties
Called by God to Steward His Creation I
Called by God to Steward His Creation II
Private Property

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

General Worldview Audio Teachings: 
The Mind Justifies What the Heart Has Chosen
The Three Root Presuppositions

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

Business Articles: A selection of 8 short reading assignments that topically correspond with the Worldview for the Marketplace series.


GoBusiness200 Course  (Year  Two)

GoBusiness200 focuses on strategic implementation of a Biblical worldview. Curriculum includes 24 exclusive audio teachings, the Good to Great book, the Student Manual, and Appendix. Audio teachings feature the following speakers: Dennis Peacocke, Dr. Gerald Chester, and Tom Burtness.

Prerequisites:
1) Successful completion of GoBusiness100 with facilitator’s recommendation.
2) Attendance of a GoBusiness Intensive.

Purpose:
• To learn the differences between traditional business practices and the principles of biblical economics and worldview for application in the marketplace
• In that clarification from secular society, to help create a public debate that confronts the current demise of Western economics and society
• To sharpen your skills and equip you for service, outreach, and evangelism in your work and ministry with the goal of glorifying God in all relationships
• To increase your leadership and management skills and strengthen your lifetime journey of applying God’s truths to the stewardship and increase of all that God has put under your care

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 I
21. Building Our Businesses on a Relational Foundation II
22. Understanding the Distinctions Between Teaching and Training I
23. Understanding the Distinctions Between Teaching and Training II
24. Knowing When the Game is on: God’s Green Light