As of September 1, 2017 the Institute for Church Leadership has officially launched.


ICL 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 sound theology and a biblical philosophy of ministry.

That’s the heart behind this program: faithfully imparting to the next generation the truth about who Christ is, his word, his gospel, so that they will be able to teach others also.

– Dr. Nathan Busenitz, Dean of Faculty 

The 10 week courses cover the topics of godly character, bible knowledge, sound doctrine, and shepherding care. Each session consists of video, comprehension questions, reflection/discussion questions, and recommended reading material.

Three out of 25 courses are now available:

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

We look forward to partnering with local pastors in the training of their leadership for the sake of the gospel.

Visit institute.tms.edu for more information.