Western Seminary Center for Leadership Development

Center for Leadership Development

Equipping God's people for service.

Western Seminary established the Center for Leadership Development to support the local church in equipping God’s people for ministry. These are tools that every church leader can use to supplement the on-going teaching and equipping of those God has entrusted to them. We have worked diligently to provide a wide range of low-cost, high-quality, and biblically sound instructional courses and will continue to develop these offerings as resources are available.

Successful completion of a minimum of 20 hours in any certificate track entitles the participant to a Western Seminary non-credit certificate for that track.  Courses may be combined to create a custom certificate for your church cohort. We would count it a privilege to work with your church leaders to design a certificate track that would meet the needs of your particular church.  
Thank you for your service to Christ and to His teaching ministry.  We look forward to working with your and your church. Download our CLD brochure for a printable copy of available certificates and courses.


We are currently updating our registration system. Please check back soon for updates or contact Kate Schleusner at 503.517.1975 with questions.

Computer System Requirements



  • Pentium IV computer or newer (or Macintosh equivalent)
  • Sound card and speakers


  • High speed internet access (high-speed broadband connection highly recommended)


Questions or comments?

Jim Hislop
Jim Hislop
Director of the Center for Leadership Development
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