The Center for Leadership Development is excited to let you know that we are in the process of migrating all of our certificates to a new learning platform. You can expect the same gospel-centered content, delivered through a fresh and accessible user interface designed to be flexible and responsive. Our new platform will adapt itself to your device. Whether you prefer to use a smartphone, tablet, or computer, we are confident that you will enjoy the new user experience. Several certificates have already been migrated to our new platform, so we encourage you to check out the new experience. All certificates active in the new learning platform may be found by browsing the new course library. If you are looking to take a specific certificate that has not yet been migrated to our new system, there is no need to worry. Any certificates that have not yet been migrated will stay live in our existing learning platform.
Ready to go more deeply than a single course can take you? Explore one or more of our 12 certificates that provide both learning depth and budget value.
The Bible certificates will help you explore the basic structure of the whole Scripture, trace its core themes and engage the vital content of both the Old and New Testament. As a result, you will develop an effective Bible big picture within which to place and apply the details from a lifetime of study. Not ready for a certificate? All courses in this category are also available for individual course registration in the Course Library.
Faith, Work, and Economics
These certificates will guide you in thinking biblically and theologically about the Christian role as agent of redemptive influence in all aspects of life. You will be exposed to this perspective particularly in the areas of work and wisdom in economic flourishing.
The Intercultural Ministry certificate is a joint production of CultureBound, worldwide trainers of intercultural communication skills, and Western Seminary. This introductory course is particularly designed for those preparing for short term ministry, careers in an intercultural context, improved effectiveness in a changing neighborhood or as an affirmation of a call to long term mission. The courses will acquaint participants with the basic ideas, skills and attitudes necessary to live, work and minister with Gospel effectiveness among people of a different culture. Not ready for a certificate? All courses in this category are also available for individual course registration in the Course Library.
The study of God – Theology – has as a primary focus the Person of God. However, there are many major subtopics that fit into that picture. Understanding those topics and their own primary emphases will result in enhancing one’s understanding of both the big picture and the finer details of the Bible’s central Character and story. These certificates will help equip Christ’s agents to understand the Bible and its life-changing applications for the world they are called to engage. Not ready for a certificate? All courses in this category are also available for individual course registration in the Course Library.
Women, Leadership and Church Ministry
In these certificates, experienced church leaders share helpful insights that will benefit every church leader. Various topics are covered, for ranging from marks of a healthy board to caring for those with depression.