LDR 510 – 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.

You can earn graduate credits by enrolling in our Ministry Foundations Graduate 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 the course intensive teaching weekend, each course also has required readings and assignments that are to be completed over an eight-week term. These courses run sequentially and are designed to be completed within one academic year, and 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, a master’s degree program, or explore transferring these graduate credits to another institution.

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 CE Certificate that provides you with an official record of completion and can be used to satisfy a credentialing body.

If pursuing graduate credit or a continuing education certificate is more than you need at this time, we invite you to consider participating 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.