Christian Leadership Practices

Randy Wollf, PhD 

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies & Practical Theology
Academic Dean

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Christian Leadership Practices

How do churches develop leaders who are growing in their love for Jesus and their ability to serve with excellence? This course will help learners grow as Christian leaders and give them practical tools for helping others in their leadership development. Learners will explore how to strengthen six key Christian leadership practices: 1) cultivating a growing relationship with God, 2) developing godly character, 3) discerning and living out personal calling, 4) growing deep community, 5) building healthy teams, and 6) strengthening key leadership skills.

Ready to dive in? Choose from one of three learning options available to strengthen your person or ministry: enrolling in graduate studies (for credit), registering for continuing education, or attending the learning weekend for personal interest.

You can earn graduate credit by enrolling in our Ministry Foundations Certificate program and successfully completing each Ministry Foundations course. To qualify, you will need to apply and be accepted as a graduate student at MB Seminary. In addition to attending each Teaching Weekend (the course intensive that spans Friday night and all day Saturday), each course also has required readings and assignments that need to be completed over the term. In some partnership contexts, the course schedule is designed to run sequentially and can be completed within one academic year. Once you have successfully completed all four courses, you will receive our Ministry Foundations Graduate Certificate (worth 12 graduate-level credits). If desired, you can choose to enrol in another Certificate option, a master’s degree program, or explore transferring these graduate credits to another institution.

Graduate Course Enrolment Options

  • Calgary, Alberta
    • Course dates: Feb 6-Apr 15, 2023
    • Onsite Teaching Weekend: Feb 24-25 at SunWest Church
    • LDR 510 TC Course Syllabus – SunWest (not yet available)
    • First step: begin your graduate student application
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia
    • Course dates: Mar 10-May 6, 2023
    • Onsite Teaching Weekend: Mar 10-11 at Central Heights Church
    • LDR 510 TC Course Syllabus – Central Heights (not yet available)
    • First step: begin your graduate student application
  • Online
    • Course dates: Jan 3-Feb 25, 2023
    • Online Teaching (accessible throughout the online course)
    • LDR 510 OL Course Syllabus – online (not yet available)
    • First step: begin your graduate student application

All leaders are learners, and many people and workplaces recognize the value-added benefit of continuing education. Now you can receive official recognition by integrating ministry and learning together through our Ministry Foundations Continuing Education Certificate. This certificate (and continuing education credit) is achieved in two parts: by attending a teaching weekend and by completing an applied ministry assignment. After successfully completing all four courses, you will earn the Ministry Foundations Continuing Education Certificate which provides you with an official record of completion and can be used to satisfy a credentialing body.

Continuing Education Registration Options

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia

If pursuing graduate credit or a continuing education certificate is more than you need at this time, we invite you to participate in our teaching weekend for your personal interest. You’ll gain valuable insights and ideas from leaders in their field and strengthen your personal knowledge and ministry. No assignments or readings are required.

Registration Options

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia