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Spiritual Formation as a Leader/Know Your Neighbor Challenge 2019

Claudia Johnson

Do you want to lead more effectively? 

In Spiritual Formation as a Leader taught by Dr. Noel Forlini Burt, lecturer at Baylor University, you will

  • Look at a definition of spiritual formation and the love of God.
  • Discuss the connection between loving and being loved.
  • Compare and contrast two biblical characters who were given invitations to follow Jesus.
  • Reflect on receiving God’s grace in places that hurt.
  • Discover what it means to go the way of peace.

The course textbook, Upside-Down Leadership, by Taylor Field, 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.


Our leaders who took this course say  . . .

“I really didn’t know what to expect and got started late, but [the course] was something I had difficulty putting down once I started.”
- Janice Carter

“The course made me look at my own motivation as a leader.”
- Sue Stickel

“This was a very deep, rich, life-giving course.”
- Jennifer McKnight



Watch the Course Introduction Video

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Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials

This module provides a course overview and course textbook.

Week One: Spiritual Formation, Loving, and Being Loved

Complete week one activities.

Week Two - The Invitation of God

Complete week two activities.

Week Three - Receiving God's Grace in Places that Hurt

Complete week three activities.

Week Four - Going the Way of Peace

Complete week four activities.


Complete this module and receive your course certificate.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Spiritual Formation as a Leader Printable Certificate
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