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About this Class
Mark Olmos shares how to create a structure and church-wide mindset that pinpoints where leaders are needed, identifies who the potential leaders are, and provides that the training they need to serve effectively.
Four commitments that are essential to creating a culture of leadership are commitment to sharing, developing people, growth and making leadership a priority.
Common questions raised regarding leadership in the church often focus on the areas of qualifications, the role of communication, evolving structure and core values.
The process of developing lay pastors follows the pattern of identifying elders that are shepherding people, training them, commissioning them when they are ready, leaving them in the areas you found them and deploying them with clear orders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the programs intended for?
The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.
Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?
In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.
Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?
At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.