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Certificate, Ministry Leadership

The purpose of this certificate program is to build foundational skills for leveraging God’s Word in life and ministry, then add ministry leadership foundations and professional ministry application skills. Students with non-ministry professional backgrounds involved in or transitioning to ministry roles, in particular, can develop biblical discipleship-driven ministry skills in this focused track.

LDR301 Foundations of Leadership

This course is designed to disciple students in the role, qualifications, and skills of leadership. It is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of leadership as they relate one-on-one, in small group environments, as well as in leading leaders within an organization. Attention will be given to learning to differentiate between various leadership styles, to identify exemplary role models from various contexts, to evaluate personal leadership tendencies and traits, and to help students begin to work on their own leadership skills.

LDR310 Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

This course will introduce students to emotional intelligence as a skill that can be developed with training and practice. Students will learn to engage the style of individuals and adjust their communications accordingly. This course will focus on the core competencies of emotional intelligence, including self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation and empathy. Students will learn to develop and implement these competencies to enhance their personal, professional and ministry relationships by increasing their understanding of social and emotional behaviors, and adapting and managing their responses to various situations.

LDR340 Introduction to Accelerated Learning

This course is an introduction to wilderness camping as a medium for in-process learning. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills for experiential learning, problem solving, communications, and team building.

LDR350 Wilderness Leadership

This course has been developed to train individuals in the effective use of the wilderness environment and its dynamic as a tool for introducing others to a growing, intimate relationship with their God. While the focus is on the wilderness laboratory, this is a leadership course. The skills that are introduced are highly transferable into any environment. Our goal is to help students to acquire tools that will help them increase their effectiveness in moving people toward God.