Every pastor has a sacred duty to raise up the next generation of spiritual leaders in the church.

The Institute for Church Leadership supports pastors in the work of the training future leaders in their local congregation. The curriculum provides a way for members of local church leadership teams to be aligned in terms of both sound theology and a biblical philosophy of ministry.

Program Overview

1. A pastor identifies key members in his church whom he desires to mentor and train up as future elders and spiritual leaders.
2. He comes to this website and selects a 10-week course that he and his team would like to study. Each of them then sign up for that course through the website.
3. The course content from TMS is delivered to them in an online format that includes video lectures, class notes, reading assignments, and quizzes and tests. Each student is able to access the course content on their own.
4. The pastor meets each week with his team to discuss all that they are learning from the course. A leader’s guide that includes discussion questions is provided by the seminary as part of the curriculum package.

Lectures

Reading

Quizzes

Discussion

And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2 NASB

Curriculum

The courses themselves are derived from the biblical qualifications and characteristics of eldership—which makes this curriculum directly applicable to future church leaders.

Godly
Character

Bible
Knowledge

Sound
Doctrine

Shepherding
Care

ICL curriculum will consist of courses that fit under the above four categories. Each course is comprised of 10 segments. The curriculum is designed so that local churches take their leadership teams through one lesson per week for 10 weeks.

The first three courses available on September 1st will be:

  • How to Interpret the Bible with Dr. Abner Chou
  • Practical Shepherding with Pastor Harry Walls
  • The Reformation with Dr. Nathan Busenitz

On February 1st, 2018 we will release Biblical Eldership with the Grace Community Church elders.

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

IS THIS A MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM?

No. It is a certificate program intended for leadership training. By designing it this way, ICL is able to charge minimal tuition fees.

HOW MUCH WILL EACH COURSE COST?

The cost per course (per person) is $149. Discounts are available for groups of five or more and TMS Almuni churches will receive a discounted rate of $99 per person.

WHEN WILL THE PROGRAM LAUNCH?

Select courses will be available starting September 1st. The full range of courses will be systematically brought online over the next few years.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To indicate your interest and receive information as it becomes available, fill out the form below. Registration will begin (along wtih course launch) on September 1st.

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