This course will run again on July 5, 2017.

Follower Skills, taught by Danette High, an emeritus missionary, will lead us on a journey to consider how the dance of leading and following flow. The course text is The Team that Jesus Built (New Hope Publishers), by Janet Thompson.

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Follower Skills, in the area of Leadership Skills, 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
  • Organizational Skills

While many love to lead, much of our time is spent following. Unfortunately, following is not as popular a topic as leadership, but knowing how to follow appropriately is a quality we all need to master. Some of the best leaders are those who know when and how to follow well. Developing the ability to work within the frame of teams is essential for leaders and followers.  During this four-week course, we will have the opportunity to develop these skills.



Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials
This module provides a course overview and course textbook.
Week One
Learn about teaming, the importance of framing, and the leader/follower flow.
Week Two
Examine team relationships and how the follower impacts these relationships.
Week Three
Explore the need for mentoring, communicating, and encouraging team members.
Week Four
What happens when there is leader/follower mismatch?
Complete the course survey and receive your certificate.