Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Required Courses for Certificate Program
15 Courses or 45 Credit Hours



14) VSM-PM106 Leadership Development - 3 Credits

Purpose of the Course
The rationale for this course is the need to understand that leadership is developed in stages progressively over a lifetime and with intentionality.

Course Objectives

The course will enable the student to:
1) Better order their lives for intentional growth
2) Understand the phases of leadership development
3) Anticipate what might happen in future development
4) Understand past and current events as part of their development
5) Be prepared to aid other leaders’ development

Course Content
Churches require a special kind of leadership, different from secular organizations. At the same time, African leaders must acquire their leadership model not from Western churches, but from Jesus Christ who was the greatest leader of all time. This course will utilize Dr. Robert Clinton’s book (with permission) The Making of a Leader, as the primary text. Include in the course will be understanding the inner-life growth process, the ministry maturing process, the multi-phase process, a philosophy of ministry, and the challenges of leadership.