Church Leadership and Administration

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Church Leadership and Administration


Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 30 MinutesTime Required: 24 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


What is leadership? How do I make effective decisions? How do I motivate those around me? This course addresses such theoretical and practical questions by examining the administrative process, including goal setting, organization, delegation, human relations, group dynamics, supervision, and leadership training. Though administration principles are universal, the course focuses on Christian organizations, particularly the local church. The course is designed to help students become more effective church leaders in both theory and practice.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


Well structured, clear to understand. Great material for anyone in a leadership role.

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago

Very, very good. Life changing, challenging. Motivating.

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago


ProfessorKenneth O. Gangel, PhD (1935-2009)
  • Mercy College, LittD
  • University of Missouri, PhD
  • Concordia Seminary, STM
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, MA
  • Grace Theological Seminary, MDiv
  • Taylor University, BA


  1. Understand the theory and philosophy of leadership in the broad sense.
  2. Apply principles of group dynamics and leadership techniques in order that he/she may become a reproductive Christian leader.
  3. Develop proper understanding of leadership responsibilities, such as ethics, motivation, planning and administration.
  4. Understand the principles of educational administration with special focus on the training of leadership in the local church.
  5. Comprehend and implement the spiritual dimension of leadership and administration with respect to spiritual gifts.


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Extremely clear and theologically sound. I learned more out of this course than I had originally anticipated, and everything that was taught made complete sense. Thank you!

Course Reviewed: 4 years ago