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Salon H – Judy Glanz – Multnomah University/Jason Miller – Biola University
               Clarity in the Midst of Chaos: Learning from the Personal and Professional Experiences of
               Pastoral Leaders in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
               The daily expectations and responsibilities laid upon those called to lead our church communities are weighty on
               the best of days, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic that halted physical gathering. We interviewed thirty-
               three pastoral leaders in thirteen states who both confirmed and confounded our expectations of the resulting
               difficulty of this season. Research findings for the pandemic reveal connections to significant loss yet valuable
               Kingdom lessons surfaced as well. Crisis, while brutal in its methods, incubates reflection and positive growth both
               for the pastors and the communities they lead.

               Salon I – Lori Doyle/Jill Swisher – Concordia University Irvine
               Flourishing in the Diaspora: An Empirical Study of Queen Esther’s Leadership Behaviors Offers
               Contemporary Implications for Leading in Diverse Settings
               Contemporary implications for leaders serving in diverse contexts are offered as a result of an empirical study of
               Queen Esther’s leadership behaviors. The innovative use of a validated instrument applied to biblical text was
               supported by qualitative research methods to affirm Esther’s leadership strengths and weaknesses as discussed in
               Kouzes and Posner’s (2017) Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® Model. Since Queen Esther served in a time
               and place of diversity, this empirical approach to investigating her leadership style exposes constructive leadership
               practices for present-day leaders serving in a diverse and post-Christian culture.

               Salon J – Mark Maddix – Point Loma Nazarene University
               Opportunities and Challenges of Online Education in a Post-Covid World
               With the increased use of distance education during Covid, in what ways is it providing opportunities and
               challenges for the future of theological education?  The workshop will provide several opportunities and
               challenges of theological online education, with a particular focus on best practices and ideas gained from the
               presenter’s twenty-plus years of online teaching, course design, and program development.

               Irving II – Kevin Jones – Cedarville University
               The Classroom as Crossroads for Pedagogy, Equity and Theology for Human Flourishing
               Given the assumptions related to pedagogy, equity, and theology, it is paramount to understand the meaning and
               interconnection of these ideals as related to human flourishing. Christians are called to study the word and do the
               work of Christ. During our time together, attendees will engage thoughts around the theological and pedagogical
               responsibilities of Christians serving a diverse global society. Attendees will be challenged to rethink, innovate, and
               collaborate, as we discuss appropriate frameworks for the forward movement and flourishing for all of God’s

               Breakout Presentations III (Fri. 1:45-2:45 PM)

               Salon B – Long Ho – Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

               An Analysis of Organizational Commitment among Asian-American Pastors
               This research explores the influence of older generation pastors’ paternalistic leadership style on younger
               generation pastors in the ethnically based districts of the C&MA denomination in the U.S. It analyzed the
               responses from 139 participants, including a theoretical group that was relatively culture-oriented and an
               empirical group that was relatively generation-oriented. The findings revealed that the theoretical group related to
               the affective and calculative aspects, while the empirical group associated with the normative aspect of
               organizational commitment. Paternalism had both direct and indirect effects on the younger generation’s
               commitment, but only had a direct effect on their turnover intentions.

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