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Church Leadership and Administration

The course examines such theoretical and practical questions through goal setting, organization, delegation, human relations, group dynamics, and leadership training.


What is leadership? How do I make effective decisions? How do I motivate those around me? This course addresses such theoretical and practical questions by examining the administrative process, including goal setting, organization, delegation, human relations, group dynamics, supervision, and leadership training. Though administration principles are universal, the course focuses on Christian organizations, particularly the local church. The course is designed to help students become more effective church leaders in both theory and practice.

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This class was taught by world-class evangelical professors. Those seeking to dig deeper into their faith at the college or seminary level will find these resources valuable. Several classes in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by ODBU.

  1. Understand the theory and philosophy of leadership in the broad sense.
  2. Apply principles of group dynamics and leadership techniques in order that he/she may become a reproductive Christian leader.
  3. Develop proper understanding of leadership responsibilities, such as ethics, motivation, planning and administration.
  4. Understand the principles of educational administration with special focus on the training of leadership in the local church.
  5. Comprehend and implement the spiritual dimension of leadership and administration with respect to spiritual gifts.
  • Course is classic, very practical and has completely transformed me.

    — Farai, South Africa
  • Through this course, I saw a lot of deficiencies within me and the current church I am attending. I have started to apply what I acquired in this course to help improve ourselves.

    — Farai, South Africa
  • I have learned a lot from this course, a lot of eye-opening that have touched my life personally and I pray for the grace to begin to apply all that I have learned in my personal life and as a leader in my organisation.

    — Faith, United Kingdom (UK)
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, Canada
  • I am satisfied with the course and its content.

    — Carrie, United States (US)
  • Well structured, clear to understand. Great material for anyone in a leadership role.

    — Shane, United States (US)
  • Very, very good. Life changing, challenging. Motivating.

    — John, United States (US)
  • Extremely clear and theologically sound. I learned more out of this course than I had originally anticipated, and everything that was taught made complete sense. Thank you!

    — Christian, United States (US)

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Class Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 73 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 30 Min Average
  • 24 Hrs Minimum
  • Class Award

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Kenneth O. Gangel, PhD (1935-2009)