Church Leadership

This course is designed to explore the pertinent leadership dynamics in the International Churches of Christ (ICOC). The following outline defines the eight areas that will be covered.

  1. Memories: Historical overview and history of the ICOC
  2. Mentoring: Pursuing training and training others
  3. Ministry Roles: Evangelist, elder, teacher, deacon, administrator, and the board
  4. Mistakes & Pitfalls: Shaping church culture, personal character, and Sabbath
  5. Measuring the Leader: Character, vision, example, faith, and family life
  6. Managing the Modern Ministry: Finances, staffing, web, building, and technology
  7. Maturing the Youth & Family Ministry: Building a generational culture in the church
  8. Multiplying on Campus: Converting and training the leaders of tomorrow


The Syllabus for the Church Leadership course is available as a PDF download.

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

This course has the following objectives for students:

  1. To gain an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of church leadership.
  2. To develop the ability to evaluate a church based on the critical aspects of dynamic leadership.
  3. To demonstrate this evaluation and communicate fluently in a final paper, scoring a minimum of 80% as a course mark.

Available Versions

Church Leadership is available in the following versions. Click here for a description of the versions.

  • Full Student
  • Audit Student