Leadership Theory  Course Overview Video

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Leadership Theory

February 5 – March 5


In this course participants will:

• Explore foundations for effective leadership

• Briefly discuss theories in leadership today

• Consider the role of a servant leader

• Know oneself as a leader

• Be aware of potential conflicts involved in leadership

• See the need for setting boundaries

• Learn what it means to be a transformed and transformational leader

Dr. Noel Forlini, a lecturer at Baylor University, guides us on a four-week journey to discover what it means to be a transformed and transformational leader. Based on the Bible, Leadership Theory combines Scripture passages, personal reflection, and leadership theory along with an online forum, quizzes, discussions, and reading assignments. 

This $30 course begins February 5 and includes a PDF copy of Servant Leadership: A Biblical Study for Becoming a Christlike Leader (New Hope Publishers), by Rhonda H. Kelley.

Course Testimonials:

Taking a leadership course from a woman’s perspective was empowering. As a Christian, learning godly leadership is a huge plus. The focus on servant leadership reminded me that my leadership style should follow that of Christ. This course will help others regardless of their leadership role, church organization, or business world. —Gwendolyn Sutton

I would recommend this course. It will make the participant a much more God-led leader and strengthen her prayer life. —Cheryl Hatfield

I think every leader needs to go through this course. It puts leadership in the right perspective. —Denise Edwards

Leadership Theory, in the area of Leadership Foundations, is one of nine courses being offered in CWLC’s Certificate Program. 

The curriculum in the certificate program focuses on three areas of study in three semesters of course work. Participants will take three four-week classes each semester, one from each area.


  • The Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership
  • Leadership Theory
  • Women Leaders from the Past



  • Spiritual Formation as a Leader
  • A Sense of Call
  • Missional Living



  • Leader Skills
  • Follower Skills
  • Leading with Integrity



As a Christian leader or as a Christian wanting to develop your leadership skills, you will benefit from this course by gaining an understanding of leadership theory.  In Leadership Theory, we discuss theories on leadership today and how servant leadership poses a countercultural idea. We will focus on knowing ourselves as leaders, potential conflicts involved in leadership, needed boundaries for leaders, and the importance of being a transformed and transformational leader. Our course instructor, Dr. Noel Forlini, will lead us on a journey of self-reflection.


Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials

This module gives an overview of leadership theory and its course textbook.

Week One

Jesus modeled servant leadership.

Week Two

Leadership involves knowing one's heart.

Week Three

Leaders experience barriers and set boundaries.

Week Four

Weaknesses may be a leader's strength.


Complete the course and receive your certificate.