Western Seminary Center for Leadership Development Certificates



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Certificate Descriptions and Course Listings

Shepherding Women - New!

Often women in leadership find themselves in the thick of ministry with little preparation, deeply yearning for more skills and training. You may be one of them. The Shepherding Women track is designed with you in mind! This track provides the essential elements of leadership training that are biblical, relevant, and easily practiced, building a more effective outcome in your ministry relationships. The course listings in this certificate are available for purchase à la carte. A complete certificate will be available for $100 when 20 hours are available in this track.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Women in Leadership

Hislop 7.5 $40
Leadership Challenges
Santos 3.5


Christians in the Marketplace - $100

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. All courses in this track are also available for purchase à la carte.

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


Biblical Entrepreneurship
Tsague 2


Foundations in Biblical Studies - $100

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. All courses in this track are also available for purchase à la carte.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Bible Survey: A Big Screen Perspective*

Downs 5 $30
New Testament Overview Laney 10


Old Testament Overview
Laney 10


How to Study Your Bible
Miles 3


Foundations in Theological Studies - $100

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. All courses in this track are also available for purchase à la carte.

Course TitleInstructorHRSCost

Systematic Theology*

Breshears 15 $75

What is the Gospel?

Cortez 5 $25

Gospel, Salvation and Other Religions

Miles 7 $35

Spiritual Formation & Devotional Intimacy

Thomas 4 $20

Elder Training - $100

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. All courses in this track are also available for purchase à la carte.

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


Preaching 9-5

Rae/Edwards 3


Undivided Heart

Greene 1.5




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

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