This course will begin on March 5, 2018. 

Watch the overview video to learn more about this course. /files/432797/A_Sense_of_Call_to_Leadership.mp4

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A Sense of Call to Leadership is compiled by Claudia Johnson, an emeritus missionary. This course focuses on the biblical thread of God’s call, how Jesus called specifically, and how each person is uniquely created and gifted to serve in His kingdom. A PDF of the book, The Care Effect: Unleashing the Power of Compassion (New Hope Publishers), by David Crosby, is included in the course as the course textbook.

Quotes from course participants:

“This course has been the most convicting, encouraging course I have taken. I believe God has been preparing me for something, but couldn't put my finger on it. This course has brought it to light! I am excited for what God will be doing. The book is an excellent tool, and I loved the videos! Thank you for such an inspiring class!”

Denise Edwards

Non-profit President and Ministry Assistant



A Sense of Call to Leadership, in the area of Leadership Formation, 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




While leading is a wonderful opportunity, it can be challenging to know how to lead effectively. This course will help prepare you for your leadership role. It will help you evaluate the way you give and receive grace as you strive to lead using the model that Jesus provides in his encounter with two people in need of grace. A variety of interactive learning activities will introduce you to the basic information needed to improve your leader skills.


Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials

This module provides a course overview and the course textbook.

Week One - When Leading is the Only Option

Complete week one activities.

Week Two - When Knowing God's Voice Matters

Complete week two activities.

Week Three - When God Prepares the Table

Complete week three activities.

Week Four - When Milk Won't Do

Complete week four activities.


Complete this module and receive your course certificate.