CL306 Leadership Development

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Course Description

This course is an overview of Leadership Emergence Theory developed by J Robert Clinton.  Students will learn the processes God takes every leader through to uniquely develop them according to God’s purposes and plan for the leader.  Included are the unique set of charismas and opportunities for training and development. 

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the process of Leadership Development and develop a leadership development timeline
  • Learn the stages of leadership development and the tests that are unique to each stage of development
  • Develop a personal philosophy of ministry.

Course Schedule

First Day of Class                                                  August 23rd

Labor Day Make Up Class                                 September 12 (Sunday)

NO CLASS                                                                September 28

Thanksgiving Break                                            November 22-29

MAKE UP CLASS                                                    November 22

Last Day of Class                                                   December 6

Final Exam                                                               December 13

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to read a portion of The Making of A Leader by J. Robert Clinton along with additional reading from the following Workbooks:  The 21 Qualities of Leaders In The Bible and 21 Leadership Issues In The Bible by John C. Maxwell.  Both are available at
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
  • Midterm – We will have a Midterm project due during the term.  The project will consist of a Philosophy Of Ministry, Leadership Development Timeline and a Personal Giftedness Assessment.
  • Book Report: Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome by Kent & Barbara Hughes
  • Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on December 13, it will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.


Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 15%                                    

            Homework     = 15%

            Midterm          = 30%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-


Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

Course Content

Expand All
Leadership Development MID-TERM PROJECT