Leadership Assessment & Development

Course number: DEPS3618 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: This course is a senior course that prepares students for their leadership roles in ministry.

Course Description: Servant leadership in the kingdom of God is a unique calling that demands the best an individual has to offer. At the same time, leadership gifts and skills can be developed. The aim of this course is that the student would be able to accurately assess his or her leadership abilities and be able to develop them for service in the body of Christ. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for their first position in full or part time ministry.

Course Textbooks:
Leadership that Works: Hope and Direction for Church and Parachurch Leaders in Today’s Complex World. Anderson, Leith. ISBN: 978-0-7642-2626-7
A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals. Aubrey Malphurs & Keith Wilhile. ISBN: 0825431867

    Instructor:  Gerry Johnson

Biography: Gerry served in pastoral ministry in Alberta and Ontario. He also served as Director of World Mission Communications for the PAOC, President of Vanguard College, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy and as principal of International Biblical Online Leadership Training (IBOLT). For the past eight years he has served on the pastoral staff of Mill Woods Assembly in Edmonton as Senior Associate of Leadership Advancement. Gerry and his wife Karen have three grown children and five grandchildren. They enjoy Friday ‘date night’ and a refreshing Brown Cow (half milk and half root beer) on a hot summer day.

Education: Diploma in Theology, Vanguard College; Honors M.A. in Leadership and Management, Briercrest Seminary.