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Leading churches well can be difficult, but the good news is that leadership can be developed over time. Christ College has developed a tailor-made Leadership Development Program that can help you. We have offered this program to our under-graduate and graduate students since 2013, including several candidates for ordination. In 2015, we began offering the program to post-graduate students, including pastors serving in regional areas. In 2019, the program was incorporated within the Christ College Internship program, but it can still be completed as a standalone program. The program can be completed as part of an award (see further the application forms below).
The Christ College Leadership Development Program:
Applications close 30 June each year.
Download: LDP Flyer (PDF)
Download: Application Form
"Leading a congregation takes more than just teaching and preaching the gospel, it also takes wisdom to plan, organize and mobilize a congregation towards maturity and mission. The LDP lays the Biblical foundation to pastoral leadership that’s grounded in a commitment to the gospel and the tools necessary for planning, organizing and mobilizing a congregation towards maturity and mission."
"In ministry we often have to hit the road running. The problem is that many will hit the road already limping. The LDP provides a much needed opportunity for pastors and leaders to shape their thinking, inform their spiritual formation and rejuvenate their life patterns towards resiliency in ministry."
"I started in parish ministry in the days when it was ‘sink or swim’ and some of us really struggled. I wish the Leadership Development Program had been available when I was training! I urge you to grab this opportunity."
1 Clarence St Burwood NSW.
Parking and transport: Limited 2 hour ticketed parking is available in the surrounding streets. Free unlimited parking can be found a few blocks from the college. Please do not park at Burwood RSL Club as Club parking is for Club patrons only.
Burwood Train Station is about a 7 minute walk from the college.