Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (GCL) is a 24-hour program (six courses) designed to equip leaders with the essential knowledge, attitudes, perspectives, and experiences necessary to understand and embrace key concepts associated with transformational leadership and incarnational living. Some of the skills needed in today’s leadership roles include the ability to communicate, motivate, coach, strategize, empower others, develop effective teams, build relationships, and be aware of one’s own strengths and weaknesses. Students are able to develop a concentration in one of three areas: 1) Professional Development, 2) Missional-Church Studies, or 3) Life Coaching. The program is for the following:

  1. Those who need further training to enhance and transform internal and external leadership skills to keep pace with evolving needs in the local and global marketplace;
  2. Current and future pastors, administrators, ministry leaders, missionaries, teachers, coaches, church-planters, counselors, and business-as-mission leaders

 

The standard academic prerequisite for the GCL is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have read and signed that they are in agreement with and will uphold the Doctrinal Statement, that they will abide by the Biblical Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Honor, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Payment Policy, and all other academic and financial policies. Additional requirements can be found on the Application for Admission.

 

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 6570 Vision, Mission, and Organizational Effectiveness 4
GL 6580 Communication and Conflict Management 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7549 Dynamics of Team Leadership 4
Interdisciplinary Elective 4
Total Hours = 24

 

Program Requirements

GL 5545 Foundations of Transformational Leadership 4
GL 6580 Communication and Conflict Management 4
GL 7520 Missional Church Planting 4
GL 7547 The Leader’s Inner Journey 4
GL 7552 Missional Thought and Theology 4
GL 7556 Missional Marketplace Ministry 4
Total Hours = 24

 

Program Requirements

CG 7516 Foundations of Life Coaching 4
CG 7532 Internal/Business Coaching 4
CG 7550 Life Coaching Practicum 1 4
CG 7560 or 7575 Mentor Coaching 1 (Group or Individual) 4
CG 7547 Establishing a Life Coaching Practice 4
Coaching Elective 4
Total Hours = 24

Note: The Life Coaching Concentration is coach-specific training designed to prepare students for the possibility of International Coach Federation (ICF) Certification.

Program Application

Download the Master’s Program Application

NOTE: Before beginning any graduate program students intending to seek vocational opportunities or advancement (religious or secular) should check beforehand and be knowledgeable of the specific requirements of their religious organization, military association, or vocational institution to determine the applicability of this certificate to meet those goals.

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