Course outline

Church Leadership Development Program

Brief description

The program helps church leaders of all denominations (but specifically also the African Initiated Churches) to develop their leadership qualities and skills, applying biblical principles.

Learning outcomes

Completing this course the learner will be able to –

  • Explain the basic requirements of church leadership, the character of the church as context in which it is exercised and some of the basic skills needed for its practical application;
  • Demonstrate clear signs of growth in the development of the relevant leadership qualities and skills;
  • Provide evidence of practical competence in the implementation of the acquired leadership qualities and skills.

Course outline

Module 1: God calls church leaders

  • Grow in your spiritual life
  • Called to be stewards
  • Learning to pray
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Study the Bible (Old Testament 1)

Module 1 Groen

Module 2: Understand the church

  • A living and growing church
  • The story of the church
  • Good church administration
  • The role of women in the church
  • Study the Bible (Old Testament 2)

Module 2 Orange

Module 3: The church in action

  • Test the spirits
  • Build a happy marriage
  • Help families to serve God
  • Meaningful church services
  • Study the Bible (New Testament 1)

Module 3 Geel

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Ministry Development Program

Brief description

The program helps church leaders of all denominations (but specifically also the African Initiated Churches) to develop a new vision for the church and the necessary skills for ministry in the church, applying biblical principles.

Learning outcomes

Completing this learning program the learner will be able to –

  • Formulate a new vision for the church as an agent in the coming of God’s kingdom in this world;
  • Develop strategies and skills for ministry in and through the church to attain this vision;
  • Utilise basic ministry skills to build up the church;
  •  Train Christians to reach out to the world and make a difference to the community.

Course outline

Module 1: Equip the church for ministry

  • God’s new world is coming
  • Learn to interpret the Bible
  • Improve your preaching
  • Improve your church music
  • Study the Bible (Old Testament 3)

Module 1 Rooi

Module 2: Build up the church

  • Pastoral care and counselling
  • HIV and Aids: Light a candle of hope
  • Develop a children’s ministry
  • Train disciple makers
  • Study the Bible (Old Testament 4)

Module 2 Pers

Module 3: Reach out to the world

  • Bring good news to the world
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Deal with conflict in God’s way
  • Reach out to people of other religions
  • Study the Bible (New Testament 2)

Module 3 Blou

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Sokhanya Bible Program