Western Seminary Center for Leadership Development Certificates



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Certificate Descriptions and Course Listings

Christians in the Marketplace

This certificate will guide you to an understanding of God's view of work and how it can be lived out in the marketplace of life. You will be encouraged and challenged to think biblically about faith, work, and the economy. You will be equipped to live for God in a world that doesn't.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Theology of Work*

Breshears 4.5 $25
Theology and Economics*
Forster 3.5


Implementing a Theology of Work

Humphreys 5 $25
Business as Mission Job 1.5


Marketplace Mentoring
Panel 2


Job-Shadowing Daniel
Peabody 6


Christian Values Investing
Panel 1.5


Grace and Accountability
Panel 1.5


Work Matters
Nelson 2


Foundations in Biblical Studies

This certificate will help you understand the basic structure of the whole Bible, trace its basic themes, and cover the vital content of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. You will come away with a filing cabinet into which you can insert newly discovered truth as you study the Bible for yourself.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Bible Survey: A Big Screen Perspective*

Downs 5 $30
New Testament Overview Laney 10


COMING IN FALL OF 2014! Old Testament Overview
Laney 10


COMING IN FALL OF 2014! How to Study Your Bible
Miles 3


Foundations in Theological Studies

All Christians have been commissioned by Christ to be His agents of hope in the world. Christian leaders are called to lead others in their understanding and appreciation of our great God and his work. This certificate will provide a solid theological foundation that will enable you to do that as effectively as possible.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Systematic Theology*

Breshears 16 $80

What is the Gospel?

Cortez 5 $25

Gospel, Salvation and Other Religions

Miles 7 $35

Spiritual Formation & Devotional Intimacy

Thomas 4 $20

Elder Training

The role of the elder is critical to the health and well-being of the local church. In our newest certificate, experienced church leaders share helpful insights that will benefit every church leader.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Training Future Leaders

Johnson 9.5 $50

Training Lay Pastors

Rohlinger 2 $10

Developing a Leadership Culture

Olmos 1.5 $10

12 Marks of a healthy Board

Panel 1.5 $10

When A Member of Your Flock Needs Special Care

Lovejoy/Knopf 3.5 $15

Developing Leaders in the Small Church

Daman 7.5 $35

Ministering for Maturity

Downs 3.5




* Indicates course is required to earn a certificate of completion for that track

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