This course examines many biblical, personal, and practical foundations for church leadership.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Affirm the Christocentric principle of servant leadership
  • Investigate and apply the Biblical criteria for leadership
  • Evaluate various forms of church government
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relation between pastor, elders, and deacons
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate goals for the church and devise and document strategies to achieve them
  • Draft a plan for identifying and training future leaders
  • Explain procedures for leading various meetings within the framework of a local church
  • Avoid burn-out within the ministry
  • Develop principles for motivating both self and others
  • Explain the process of decision-making and delegation
  • Describe policies for relating/interacting with other churches
  • Demonstrate understanding of temptations facing church leaders
  • Set priorities for ministry