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In the first module/week that the Discussion Board Forum is assigned, you must post a 400-word thread in response to the prompt provided. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations in current Turabian format or the applicable style guide for your area of study. Acceptable sources include readings, textbooks, and related materials. In the subsequent module/week, you must then post 2 replies of at least 200 words each in response to 2 other classmates’ threads. For each reply, you must cite at least 1 source in current Turabian format or the applicable style guide for your area of study. Acceptable sources include readings, textbooks, and related materials. The Discussion Board Forum 1 – Thread is due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Module/Week 2, and the Discussion Board Forum 1 – Repliesare due by 11:59 p.m. The Discussion Board Forum 2 – Thread is due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Module/Week 4, and the Discussion Board Forum 2 – Replies are due by 11:59 p.m. The Discussion Board Forum 3 – Threadis due by 11:59 p.m.

Sunday of Module/Week 6, and the Discussion Board Forum 3 – Replies are due by 11:59 p.m. Each paper will consist of 2 parts. In the first half of the paper, discuss at least 4 concepts, principles, or insights from the books. The second half will then explain the application and implementation of the first section in your personal and corporate ministry settings (or anticipated ministry settings). Follow the requirements listedin the grading rubric. The Reading Reflection 1 is due by 11:59 p.m. The Reading Reflection 2 is due by 11:59 p.m. 2 classmates’ threads. Encourage those classmates to implement specific principles explained by Collins in his book, and show those classmates how these principles can help them lead their organizations to an entirely new level of impact. The Discussion Board Forums in this course are completed in 2 parts over 2 modules/weeks. In the first module/week that the Discussion Board Forum is assigned, you must post a 400-word thread in response to the prompt provided. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations in current Turabian format or the applicable style guide for your area of study.

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