Leadership and the Church Certificates
The role of the elder is critical to the health and well-being of the local church. In our newest certificate, experienced church leaders share helpful insights that will benefit every church leader. All courses in this track are also available for purchase à la carte.
Elder Training Certificate
Certificate Cost: $60.00
|LC1||Training Future Leaders||John Johnson||9.5||Dr. John Johnson describes leadership as being both a science and an art. In creating and managing teams, it's important to take into account social and cultural contexts. Your values determine mission and vision so you can identify objectives and create strategies to accomplish them. Since leadership is transformational by nature, it's important to know how to initiate and manage change when it happens.|
|LC2||12 Marks of a Healthy Board||Panel||2||
In Twelve Marks of a Healthy Board, Bert Downs, John Johnson, and David Jones discuss characteristics that are essential in choosing board members and structuring how they interact together. They also describe how the board should minister to the staff and congregation and prayerfully lead by articulating a vision.
|LC3||Ministering for Maturity||Bert Downs||
In this course, Dr. Bert Downs establishes the primary importance of maturity in the lives of believers and congregations, and in our responsibility as “shepherds” to join God in His process with His resources to be His agents of that desired outcome. It means that we need to be active in the maturing process ourselves if we hope to be used to produce maturity in others.
Ministry Care Certificate
Certificate Cost: $60.00
|TB3||The Big Story of the Bible||Nancy Guthrie||3||In this course Nancy Guthrie traces major biblical-theological themes across the redemptive-historical landscape, showing how every theme found its ultimate meaning in the person and work of Christ. Nancy’s stated goal was to “help people who know lots of stories in the Bible grow in their grasp of the larger story of the Bible because if they don’t understand the larger story well they are not able to teach the smaller bits rightly.”|
|TT4||What is the Gospel?||Mark Cortez||5||
This Lay Leadership Training course is designed to help believers reconsider their understanding of the Gospel. What is the Gospel? How is the Gospel related to the eternal plan of God? What does the Gospel mean to each believer today? Dr. Marc Cortez, answers these and other critical questions that, in the answering, will help to revolutionize your Christian walk.
|LC4||Special Care for Members with Depression||Knopf / Lovejoy||3.5||
The primary subject of this course is depression. In much of the Christian world this topic has been taboo, misunderstood and rejected out of hand. If that is your perspective, let me encourage you to take another look. In 2005 I almost lost the ministry God had gifted me for and called me to because of depression. Dr. Knopf, my medical doctor at the time treated me with skillful, tender, compassionate Christ centered care and saved my ministry. Dr. Lovejoy brings a pastoral heart to his profession and to this issue. If you are a leader in a church, this course will give you insights into people’s lives that will be productive. If you are struggling yourself with discouragement you will be encouraged and challenged.
|LC5||Ministering for Maturity||Bert Downs||3.5||In this course, Dr. Bert Downs establishes the primary importance of maturity in the lives of believers and congregations, and in our responsibility as “shepherds” to join God in His process with His resources to be His agents of that desired outcome. It means that we need to be active in the maturing process ourselves if we hope to be used to produce maturity in others.|