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What is CLD?
The Center for Leadership Development is a training organization geared for pastors, churches, missionaries and professionals. Ready for more?
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Elder Training
The Apostle Paul wrote that aspiring to an elder role is an honorable aim. Frequently in a local church that role can be a formal/positional, informal/influential or both. Whatever the case, the courses in this certificate provide foundations for living the elder life, fulfilling the elder role and passing it on to others.
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Women in Leadership
Even a casual reading of the New Testament reveals that women played important and influential roles in the Gospels and in the unfolding of the early church. And those important roles continue. In this certificate you will explore in depth today’s experiences and opportunities for women in the local church leadership including calling, complexities, boundaries and opportunities.
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The Big Story of the Bible
In this course Nancy Guthrie traces major biblical-theological themes across the redemptive-historical landscape, showing how every theme found its ultimate meaning in the person and work of Christ. Nancy’s stated goal was to “help people who know lots of stories in the Bible grow in their grasp of the larger story of the Bible because if they don’t understand the larger story well they are not able to teach the smaller bits rightly.”
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Theology of Work
What is God calling you to do? Is his calling only for pastors and “professional ministers” or is it something that applies to all of his people? Dr. Gerry Breshears, professor of systematic theology at Western Seminary, explores key questions such as who God is, what he has created people to be, how being the image of God affects the way we approach work, and what is the role of spiritual gifts in our job. This course will expand your vision of what work is all about, as you come to see yourself as God’s co-worker and representative. With Gerry Breshears, Ph.D.
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Gospel, Salvation and Other Religions
This course will give you the basic foundation of a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission.
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"'Biblical, clear, gospel-centered and practical.' That's the testimony of over 50 growing leaders in our church network who have immersed themselves in these courses."Dr. David Whitaker
We have used CLD resources in our training of pastors in California and now are using the model throughout Latin America. Utilizing dynamic, trustworthy professors, the CLD is an incredible tool for those looking to raise up healthy, productive church leaders.Jim Culp
"As a Bible Study leader in my home church, the classes have enabled me to more effectively lead others in their understanding of the Bible."Connie Russell
"Teaming up with Western's CLD has enabled something that I never thought possible. It has given all our members the opportunity to engage with the same kind of seminary training that has so shaped my life."Matt Vorhees
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