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Sam Rima

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Sam Rima serves as the Director of Church Engagement for Partners International. Sam served many years as a church planter, lead pastor and, most recently, as the Executive Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sam has also served in academia as the Director of the Social Innovation Research Center at Heliopolis University in Cairo, Egypt. Previous to his time in Egypt, Sam served as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, where he continues as a faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry program

Started at Bethel

2003

Education

  • Eastern Washington University - BA Political Science and Government, 1981
  • Talbot School of Theology, Biola University - M.Div. , 1986
  • Talbot School of Theology, Biola University - D.Min. Leadership, 1996
  • University of Buckingham, UK - Ph.D. Socioeconomics "Spirtual Capital: A Moral Core for Economic Practice", 2013

Biography

Sam has dedicated the last 30 years to passionately promoting the need for both holistic leadership and spiritual capital. Believing the two are inextricably linked, Dr. Rima's focus has been on assisting organizations to leverage both in an effort to foster individual, organizational and societal transformation. He has written books in both the fields of leadership and spiritual capital and taught or spoken on six continents. His most recent book, Spiritual Capital: A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice, is based on his most recent research. He has worked in national politics (U.S.), the church and academia. Additionally, Sam has worked with the Sekem Group in Cairo, Egypt, helping to launch the Social Innovation Research Center at Heliopolis University and serves as a board member and research associate with the TRANS4M Center for Integral Development in Geneva, Switzerland. Sam also co-founded the Spiritual Capital and Moral Leadership Institute. Sam has been married to Sue for 38 years and together they have four adult Children, Jill, Seth, Hillary and Sam Jr. They are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

 

Courses Taught

D.Min. Courses

  • Integral Research for Social and Ministry Innovation
  • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership
  • Biblically-based Social and Economic Justice
  • Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership
  • Contemplative Self Leadership

MA in Leadership/Transformational Leadership

  • Leadership Emergence Theory
  • Introduction to Leadership Theory
  • Communication and Vision in Leadership
  • Conflict Management in Leadership
  • Introduction to Organizational Leadership
  • Self-Leadership and Personal Soul Care
  • Transformational Leadership and Leader Formation
  • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership
  • Introduction to Preaching
  • Media and the Arts in Preaching

Publications

Integral Dynamics: Political Economy, Culturl Dynamics and the Future of the University, Routledge, 2014 (co-author)

Spiritual Capital: A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice, Routledge, 2013

Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, Baker Books, 2007

Rethinking the Successful Church, Baker Books, 2001

Leading from the Inside Out, Baker Books, 2000

Presentations

  • A Theology of Prayer for the Persecuted, Mission Conexion, Portland, OR, 2018
  • Subject Matter Expert, Masters in Theology of Leadership Program Summit, Roehampton University, London, England, August 26-27, 2014
  • Spiritual Capital Theory, Da Vinci Institute of Management, Johannesburg, South Africa (December 2011)
  • Creating a Social Innovation Research Center, Heliopolis University, Cairo, Egypt (February 2011)
  • Spiritual Capital and Economic Justice, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland (August 2010)
  • Social and Economic Justice in an Urban Center, Global and Contextual Leadership cohort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (February,2010)
  • Creating the Integral University, Four World Forum, TRANS4M Center for Social Innovation, Hotonnes, France, (August 2010)
  • Presentation on Spiritual Capital Theory as a Catalyst for Sustainable Economics, Sekem Group, Cairo Egypt, (November 2010)
  • Innovation and Transformational Leadership, College of Technology and Research, Nagpur, India (November 2010)
  • Reconciliation and Social Innovation, Four World Forum, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (August 2009)
  • Contextual Theologizing and Transformational Leadership, Bethel University, Global and Contextual Leadership, Doctoral Seminar in Hyderabad, India (January 2009)
  • Creating an Institute for Reconciliation and Social Innovation, Prince of Wales International Business Leader's Forum, London, England (December 2008)
  • Integral Research Think Tank, Four World Forum on Social Innovation, Romaine Motier, Switzerland (August 2008)
  • Leading from the Inside Out, Cameroon Theological Seminary, Ndu, Cameroon (December 2007)
  • Integral Research and Social Innovation, Team International, Transcultural Workshop, Amman, Jordan (September 2007)
  • Integral Research and Social Innovation, Gibbs Business School, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa (August 2006)
  • Transformational Leadership, Iowa State Student Leadership Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, (August 2005)
  • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, Northwest Graduate School, Seattle, WA (July 2002)
  • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, Puget Sound Christian College, Cannon Beach, Oregon (May 2002)
  • Leading from the Inside Out, George Fox University/Seminary, Portland, OR (Annually 2001-2008)

Certificates and Licenses

Ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America

Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Soul Formation

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Board Member and Research Associate, Centre for Integral Dynamics, Geneva Switzerland

Founding Partner, Spiritual Capital and Moral Leadership Institute (www.scmli.com)

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, Writing, International travel, tennis, fitness, Fly Fishing

Website

https://www.scmli.com