How are you created and gifted to serve in the kingdom? Are you ready to answer God’s call?

A Sense of Call to Leadership, compiled by Claudia Johnson, an emeritus missionary, 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. In this course you will learn what happens when

  • Leading is the only option,
  • Knowing God’s voice matters,
  • God prepares the table, and
  • Milk won’t do.

The course textbook, The Care Effect: Unleashing the Power of Compassion, by David Crosby, is provided as a PDF file within the course.

This course can be taken as a stand-alone, or as part of our Leadership Certificate Program, an affordable online program of nine courses created for Christian women who want to develop their leadership skills.

The Leadership 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.



From a leader who took this course . . .

“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



Quick Start: You may begin your course immediately by clicking the Modules tab to the left of this screen.

This is a timed four-week course. You can work through weekly assignments at your convenience. We will send a notice 2–3 days before the course ends and again when the four weeks have expired.

You should be able to complete all learning activities and assignments in three to five hours per week.

During the four weeks you are registered, you can access and view all the learning activities and assignments in the order they are presented.

As long as you maintain a profile on this site, you will have a personal online portfolio. While registered for this course, you can save files of your work and some of the course information in your portfolio. Throughout the course, we’ll send prompts asking if you want to save certain files. Be sure to save any files you may want to access later.

We recommend saving the course textbook PDF to your computer for your personal use.

Your leadership, personal, and ministry skills are enhanced by engagement with other women leaders. We give you the opportunity to interact with and receive online feedback from Christian Women’s Leadership Center (CWLC) leaders.  Through the forum, you will also participate with others taking the course.

When you finish this course, a CWLC facilitator will assign a score of “Complete” or “Incomplete.” A “Complete,” indicates you have completed and submitted all assignments and received satisfactory feedback from a CWLC facilitator.



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.