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Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Justin A. Irving


Twitter: @lead2purpose
Blog: purposeinleadership.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purposeinleadership/
Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jairving

Bethel University Bio: https://www.bethel.edu/academics/faculty/irving-justin 


Current Positions

  • Professor of Ministry Leadership, Bethel Seminary  (full professor; tenured)
  • Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, Bethel Seminary
  • Director, Work with Purpose Initiative, Bethel Seminary
  • Lead Faculty, Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership
  • Board Member, Haiti Christian Development Fund


Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate Academic Dean, Bethel Seminary
  • Pastor of Leadership Development & Outreach, Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Worship Leader, Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Adjunct Bible Instructor, University of Northwestern – St. Paul
  • Acting Program Administrator, SemPM Modular Program, Bethel Seminary
  • Administrative Research Assistant, Center for Transformational Leadership, Bethel Seminary
  • Vice President of the Board, Sammy Wanyonyi International Ministries
  • Vice President & Chairman of the Board, Together Ministries, Inc.
  • Program Counselor, ACR Homes, Inc.
  • Assistant Youth Minister, Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Chaplain, Salvation Army Harbor Lights Center


Education

  • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2005
  • C.A.G.S., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2004
  • M.Div., New Testament concentration with Biblical Languages, Bethel Seminary, 2000, Magna Cum Laude
  • M.B.A., Management concentration, with Leadership Foundations certificate, Bethel University, 2016
  • B.A., Psychology & Bible, with a minor in Spanish, Northwestern College, 1995


Areas of Special Interest


  • Purpose in Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Intercultural Competence and Global Dimensions of Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Research Methods for Leadership and Ministry Study
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Governance
  • Evangelism and Missional Engagement
  • Self-Sacrificial Leadership
  • Metanarrative & Leadership Effectiveness
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Leadership Development and Leadership Emergence Theory
  • Conflict Management and Peacemaking
  • Organizational Systems & Systems Theory
  • Leading Visionary Change
  • Nature of Organizational Culture
  • Church Governance & Ecclesiastical Polity
  • Congregational Leadership & Ministry Practice
  • Missional Leadership
  • Holistic Christian Discipleship
  • Christian Community Development


Teaching Experience

  • Bethel Seminary, Professor of Ministry Leadership: Transformational Leadership, Communication & Organizational Leadership, Evangelism and Missions, Team Leadership, Servant Leadership, Organizational Leadership & Church Governance, Research Methodology and Design
  • Northwestern College, Adjunct Instructor: OT History and Literature, NT History and Literature, Hermeneutics/Principles of Biblical Interpretation, Christian Discipleship, Prison Letters, Selected Psalms, Biblical Principles and Ethics for Leadership, and Personal and Spiritual Growth for Effective Leadership
  • Capella University, Visiting Scholar/Ph.D. External Reader
  • Seminario Evangelico do Lima, guest lecturer at the Evangelical Seminary of Lima
  • Escuela Evangelica "La Patria", (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Guest Instructor, English as a Second Language


Academic Committee Assignments

    Current Committee Assignments

  • Faculty Doctor of Ministry Committee, Current Chair
  • University Budget Committee
  • University Sexual Misconduct Grievance Officer


    Former Committee Assignments

  • Academic Programs Assessment and Accreditation Committee, Former Chair
  • University Campus Master Plan Steering Committee
  • University Strategic Coalition, Operations & Financial Models Team
  • University Reconciliation & Shalom Curriculum Committee
  • Seminary Strategy Team
  • Sabbatical, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
  • Seminary VP/Dean Search Advisory Committee
  • Professor of Global and Intercultural Leadership Search Advisory Committee
  • Seminary Vision AD2018 Task Group, Lead Researcher
  • Faculty Council for Integration and Contextualization, Former Chair
  • Faculty Personnel Policies Committee
  • Theology Faculty Search Advisory Committee


International Teaching & Ministry Experience

  • Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti (April, 2013; March/April 2014; September 2015)
  • Nagpur and Hyderabad, India (January, 2012)
  • Lima, Peru (March-April, 2005; November, 2007)
  • Kilgali and Butare, Rwanda (November, 2006)
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Summer, 1993; October, 2000; March, 2001)
  • Dessalines, Haiti (Summer, 1999)
  • Monterrey, Mexico (Summer, 1997; Summer 1998)
  • China (Summer, 1991)
  • Manila, Philippines (Summer, 1990)


Ministry Experience 

  • Immanuel Baptist Church - Associate Pastor; Worship Leader; Pastoral Intern; Elder; Chairman of the Missions Board; Short Term Missions Leader; Leader of college-aged and young adult ministries; Adult S.S. Teacher; Ministry Area Team Leader 
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church - Urban Apprentice; Assistant Youth Minister 
  • Salvation Army - Chaplain; Youth Day Camp Supervisor 
  • Northwestern College - Spiritual Growth Coordinator; Honduras Missions Trip; Chapel Committee; Pulpit Supply Preaching; Ministry Teams 
  • Student Venture - Volunteer Staff; Summer Missions
  • Good Shepherd Community Church - Youth Group Student Leader, Vacation Bible Clubs, S.S. teacher


Present and Previous Professional Service Roles

  • Board Member, Haiti Christian Development Fund
  • Peer Reviewer, Servant Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Peer Reviewer, Management Research Review
  • Peer Reviewer, Sage Open
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Educational Leadership
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership
  • Chair, Faculty Doctor of Ministry Committee (Bethel Seminary)
  • Previous Chair, Academic Programs Assessment and Accreditation Committee (Bethel Seminary)
  • Previous Chair, Faculty Council on Integration and Contextualization (Bethel Seminary)
  • Primary Researcher, AD2018 Report (Bethel Seminary)


Publications & Notable Writing 


Design & Development Experience (Programs & Courses)


    D.Min. in Servant Leadership for Team and Organizational Effectiveness

  • Servant Leadership: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Transformational Servant Leadership
  • The Servant Leader & Followers: The Art of Leadership Development
  • The Servant Leader & the Inner Life: The Art of Self-Leadership
  • The Servant Leader & Team Effectiveness: The Art of Leading Teams
  • The Servant Leader & Organizational Effectiveness: The Art of Cultural Architecture and Leadership Communication


    M.A. in Transformational Leadership

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Introduction to Evangelism and Missions
  • Ministry Foundations
  • Self Leadership
  •   Measurement-Based Leadership
  • Communication & Organizational Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Characteristics of the Transformational Leader
  • Mentored Leadership Development


    Certificate in Missions

  • Global Evangelization & Contextual Ministry
  • Doing Theology Across Cultures
  • Team Ministry/Team Building for the Mission Field
  • Ethno-Hermeneutics
  • Language Learning
  • Culture Learning-Ethnography
  • Evangelism & Church Planting


    General Courses

  • Ministry Practice and Polity
  • Small Groups
  • Change and Conflict


    Master of Organizational Leadership

  • Biblical Principles & Ethics for Leadership
  • Personal & Spiritual Growth for Effective Leadership 


Speaking & Conference Presentations

  • Finding Purpose @ Work, Work with Purpose Talks, Bethel Seminary (2016)
  • Redeeming Work, Catalyst Covenant (2016)
  • Work with Purpose, Best Buy Corporate Headquarters (2016)
  • The Holy Spirit and Our Gospel Transformation. Hiawatha All-Church Retreat (2014)
  • Assessing Leader Goal-Orientation, Follower-Focus, and Purpose-in-Leadership: Development and Initial Testing of the Purpose in Leadership Inventory. The 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2013).
  • The Impact of Obstacles and Developmental Experiences on Resilience in Leadership Formation. The 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2013).
  • Servant Leadership Practice in a Network of Family Owned Companies. 2012 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2012)
  • The Impact of Servant Leadership within a US National Campus Ministry: An Examination of Effective Leadership among Millennials. 2012 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2012)
  • The Role of Obstacles in Leadership Formation. The 19th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2012)
  • Partnership in the Gospel: Engaging the Message of the Book of Philippians. Chisholm Baptist Church Fall Conference (2011)
  • Envisioning the Future of Crossroads Church. Leadership Team Retreat, Crossroads Church of St. Cloud (2011) 
  • Partnership in the Gospel: Engaging the Message of the Book of Philippians. Hiawatha All-Church Retreat (2011)
  • Godly Conflict Resolution. The 2010 Love INC National Conference (2010)
  • Intercultural Competence in Leadership Education: Keys to Educating Global Leaders. Keynote Address: The 16th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2009).
  • Evaluating the Instrumento de Contribucion al Liderazgo de Siervo (ICLS) for Reliability in Latin America. The 2008 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2008)
  • How to Encourage Servant Leadership in Your Ministry. Liderando Como Jesus--El Lider Que El Peru Necesita III conference in Lima, Peru (2007)
  • How to Lead Teams. Liderando Como Jesus--El Lider Que El Peru Necesita III conference in Lima, Peru (2007).
  • The Process of Empowerment in Church Planting. Seminario Evangelico de Lima (2007).
  • The Function of Emotional Intelligence in the Life of the Church Planter. Seminario Evangelico de Lima (2007)
  • The Leader as Servant: Leadership Reflections on Matthew 20:20-28, Instituto Biblico International, Lima, Peru (2007)
  • Evaluating the Reliability of the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument (Istrument d'Evaluation du Serviteur Dirigeant) Among French Speaking Rwandans: An Exploratory Study. The 9th Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association, Vancouver, Canada (2007).
  • Exploring the Emergent Church. Association of Christians in Student Development (2007).
  • What's Needed to Lead through Change? Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Association of Rural Telecommunications (2007). 
  • Leading Effective Teams Through Servant Leadership: An Expanded Regression Model of Essential Servant Leadership Themes. The 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2007).
  • The 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2007).
  • Evaluating the Reliability of the Evaluación Organizacional de Liderazgo Among Spanish Speaking Latin Americans. The 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2007).
  • Servant Leadership for Good Governance. Great Lakes Regional Conference on Good Governance in Kigali, Rwanda (2006)
  • Servant Leadership Predictors of Team Effectiveness: Findings and Implications. The 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2006).
  • Investigating the Value of and Hinderances to Servant Leadership in the Latin American Context: Initial Findings from Peruvian Leaders. The 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2006).
  • Exploring Servant Versus Self-Sacrificial Leadership: A Research Proposal for Assessing the Commonalities and Distinctions of Two Follower-Oriented Leadership Theories. The 13th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2006).
  • Transformational Leadership. The 2006 Love INC National Conference (2006).
  • Laying Down Your Rights for the Unreached. Meadow Creek Church's 2006 Missions Conference (2006).
  • Exploring the Relationship between Servant Leadership and Team Effectiveness: Findings from the Nonprofit Sector. The 2005 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2005).
  • Servant versus Self-Sacrificial Leadership: Commonalities and Distinctions of Two Follower-Oriented Leadership Theories. The 2005 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2005).
  • Transformational Leadership. The 2005 Love INC National Conference (2005).
  • Models of Leadership Communication. The 2005 Love INC National Conference (2005).
  • Servant Leadership in the Latin American Context. El Lider Que El Peru Necesita II conference in Lima, Peru (2005).
  • The Most Excellent Way: Engaging the Teachings, Example, and Very Attitude and Nature of Jesus' Love Saturated Approach To Leadership. La Vina del Senor church, Lima, Peru (2005).
  • Team Leadership in the Latin American Context: Reflections from the New Testament and Contemporary Leadership Theory. El Lider Que El Peru Necesita II conference in Lima, Peru (2005).
  • Utilizing The Organizational Leadership Assessment as a strategic tool for increasing the effectiveness of teams within organizations. The 12th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2005).
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of the Dark Side of Leadership Profile. The 2004 International Leadership Studies Conference (2004)
  • Servant Leadership and the Effectiveness of Teams: Findings and Implications. The 2004 Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (2004).
  • The Benefits, Challenges, and Practice of Team Leadership in the Global Context. The 2004 Taylor University/Nizhni Novgorod State University Business Leadership Conference (2004)
  • Telos, Chronos, and Hermenia: Exploring the Role of Metanarrative in Ministry Leadership Effectiveness in the Face of Postmodern Criticism. The 49th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Regional Evangelical Theological Society (2004)
  • Self-Sacrificial Leadership: A Biographic Analysis of Ken Lay and the Apostle Paul. The 2004 Taylor University/Nizhni Novgorod State University Business Leadership Conference (2004)
  • Framing metanarrative: A quantitative examination of the role of metanarrative in leadership effectiveness through the production of meaning. The 11th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2004)
  • Telos, Chronos, and Hermeneia: A qualitative look at the role of Metanarrative in Leadership Effectiveness through the Production of Meaning. The 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Advances in Qualitative Methods (2004)
  • Telos, Chronos, and Hermeneia: The causal role of metanarrative in leadership effectiveness through the production of meaning. The 2003 International Leadership Studies Conference (2003)
  • Discovering Emotional Intelligence - Grace Fellowship's Small Groups Conference (2002 & 2003)
  • Ten Lessons from Paul for Short-Term Missions - Northwestern College Missions Chapel (2003)
  • Are You a Missional Christian? - Northwestern College Chapel (2002)
  • Exploring Transformational Leadership - Northwestern College Leadership Advance Conference (2001)


Scholarships, Honors, Awards

  • Licensed and Ordained Minister of the Gospel
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2009)
  • Seminary Faculty Excellence Award (2008)
  • Best Paper Award for Leadership Track, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2006)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: Regent University (2004-05)
  • Colleague of the Month, Bethel University (March, 2003)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: Bethel Seminary (1999-2000)
  • Ralph and Marie Brushaber Scholarship (1999-2000)
  • Runbeck Scholarship Fund (1999-2000)
  • ETA BETA RHO, National Honor Society of Students of Hebrew Language and Culture, (Inducted, May 1999)
  • Sandy Ford Leadership Award in Evangelism (1998-1999)
  • Carl Gustaf Langergren Memorial Scholarship (1998-1999)
  • International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, Scholarship Recipient (1996-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999)
  • Edwin and Marie Omark Scholarship (1997-1998)
  • Minnesota School of Missions, Scholarship Recipient (1996-1997)
  • Northwestern College Student Commencement Speaker (May, 1995)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: Northwestern College (1994-1995)
  • Notable Names in Evangelism for Nacie 1994