This course will begin on November 1, 2018. 

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Women Leaders from the Past, taught by Dr. Melody Maxwell, leads participants on a journey to discover the rich heritage of Christian women who have led by spreading the gospel, working for justice, using their talents, and overcoming obstacles. The course textbook, included as a PDF file in this course, is The Story of Lottie Moon, by Cathy Butler.

This course can be taken on its own or as a part of our Leadership Certificate Program, an affordable online program for Christian women who want to develop their leadership skills. 

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


Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials

This module provides a course overview and course textbook.

Week One: Women Leaders Who Worked to Spread the Gospel

Complete week one activities and learn about women leaders from the past who worked to spread the gospel.

Week Two: Women Leaders Who Worked for Social Justice

Complete week two activities and learn how women worked for social justice.

Week Three: Women Leaders Who Used Their Talents

Complete week three activities to learn about how women leaders of the past used their talents.

Week Four: Women Leaders Who Overcame Obstacles

Complete week four activities and learn about how obstacles did not hinder these women leaders from the past.


Complete the course survey and receive your certificate.