[leadership development in multicultural setting]

Courses incorporate inductive Bible study with practical action plans in multicultural peer-to-peer learning groups.  Peer learning groups, or clusters, are composed of up to eight students and one group facilitator in a mix of cultures. Course materials have been used in over 50 countries and are available in 25 languages.

Program in Christian Leadership

Students will pursue courses developed by the Timothy Leadership Training Institute and courses developed by the Vine Institute over two to three years resulting in a Certificate of Christian Leadership. Each participant also meets regularly with a mentoring leader of their own community of faith to ensure the training benefits the participants own community.

This certificate does not claim any recognized vocational preparation. Individual or groups of churches and organizations may choose to accept this training as fulfilling their requirements.

Cost per course is $115.00.

Scholarship money may be available.


Level One

Caring for God’s People (13 lessons)

Christian Stewardship (8 lessons)

From Harm to Harmony in the Family (7 lessons)

Level Two

Old Testament Survey (13 lessons)

New Testament Survey (13 lessons)

Biblical Preaching (9 lessons)

Level Three

Dynamics of Cross-cultural Ministry in the Intermountain West ( 10 lessons)

Teaching the Christian Faith (9 lessons)

Praising God in Work and Worship (10 lessons)

Master Level

Capstone Project (9 lessons)

Course Descriptions

Caring for God’s People (pastoral care)

“Visitation is the foundation of effective ministry,” someone said. God repeatedly initiated visits to His creation and His people, most especially in the person of Jesus, in order to accomplish His plan of redemption. We leaders hear His call to join Him in this ministry of caring. In this course you will learn to visit and listen, to offer comfort and guidance, inviting reconciliation and being present in crises.

Christian Stewardship

“About 500 verses in the Bible talk about prayer. About 500 verses talk about faith. Over 2000 verses talk about our material possessions.” Do you think God wants us to be generous stewards (managers) in caring for His creation? In this course, you will learn to care and share in the use of God’s good gifts (time, talent, terrain, treasure and much more), to plan and report, including budgeting and being accountable.

From Harm to Harmony in the Family

Become more aware of the reality of destructive family and community behaviors and explore ways to transform the attitudes, words, and actions that may cause harm.

Old Testament Survey

Learn how the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings look and lead to fulfillment in Christ.

New Testament Survey

Learn how Jesus is the King of God’s kingdom, including all creation, who will bring all things into the fulfillment of all they were meant to be.

Biblical Preaching

Preaching is like sowing seed. Though we do not see the results immediately, when preaching focuses on God’s Word it will not return empty. Learn how to choose and preach a biblical text, how to identify and proclaim the good news of the text, how to organize and illustrate the text. Explore your “handling of the Word of God” and develop skills to engage in faithfully understanding and effectively communicating the message of each text of the Bible.

Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Ministry

Learn how to discern the unique values and structure of the host culture at the heart of the
Intermountain West and how the Body of Christ may love its neighbors.

Teaching the Christian Faith

As in biblical preaching, communicating God’s Word through effective teaching produces learners who are transformed in knowledge, attitudes, and actions. This course will teach you to design lesson plans that teach for results, using age-appropriate activities to communicate the message of the biblical text.

Praising God in Work and Worship

Discover how God calls his people to give glory and praise to Him in all we do every day of the week and develop your ability to bring renewal to public worship.

Capstone Project

Plan and implement in the community of faith a six-month project involving all aspects of the leadership skills learned previously.

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