01/09/2024 – 05/02/2024
Once Weekly; 3 Class Options
This leadership course (previously called Freed To Lead) is designed for the mature Christian who is biblically literate and has experience leading small groups. Students who are most able to excel in this course are Bible teachers, pastors, Christian ministry leaders and anyone who knows the Bible well and leads groups of people. We are seeking to invest in people who are currently investing in others. This course focuses on your new identity in Christ and teaches participants to examine leadership motives in light of their own significance, security, and acceptance issues. Individual coaching is available from the course leader.
*It is highly recommended that students have a familiarity with the basic Freedom in Christ message as found in the Freedom in Christ Course or other foundational books such as Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker.
The class includes one, 90-minute meeting per week in a small group Zoom setting. It runs for 17 weeks. Participants will be expected to read one chapter of the course textbook per week (between 30-50 pages) and be prepared to discuss their observations during the weekly meeting. In addition, there is a process of self-examination that students will work through on their own that should take about 30 minutes per week to complete. During the length of the course, participants will work through two distinct processes: The Steps to Freedom in Christ and The Steps to Freedom for Leaders.
If you are interested in the course but would like to visit with the instructor before signing up, please contact Craig.Bess@ficm.org.
Some of the major topics covered in the course include:
- Praying for your sphere of influence
- Spiritual warfare
- Identifying and removing personal strongholds
- Building healthy people systems
- Overcoming personal and group anxiety
- Building and keeping trust
- Overcoming personal pitfalls
- Overcoming group pitfalls
Three course meeting options:
|Day of the Week||Class Time by Time Zone||First Meeting||Last Meeting|
|Tuesday||7:30-9 pm EASTERN
6:30-8 pm CENTRAL
5:30-7 pm MOUNTAIN
4:30-6 pm PACIFIC
|January 9th||April 30th|
|Wednesday||11 am-12:30 pm EASTERN
10-11:30 am CENTRAL
9-10:30 am MOUNTAIN
8-9:30 am PACIFIC
|January 10th||May 1st|
|Thursday||3-4:30 pm EASTERN
2-3:30 pm CENTRAL
1-2:30 pm MOUNTAIN
12-1:30 pm PACIFIC
|January 11th||May 2nd|