This 10-module course has been produced by the Baptist Leadership Hub to help you grow in your leadership capacity.

The course covers ten areas that we believe are markers of a robust leader and is suitable for anyone in leadership in a church, faith community or associated entity.

Each module is facilitated by a different Baptist leader and includes video teaching, follow-up learning, and a practical component.

The course material can be used in a variety of ways:

  • On your own
  • With a mentor
  • In a small group facilitated by another leader
  • As an eldership, ministry, or leadership team

You could do one module a month and complete the full course over 10 months, or one module a week and complete the course in 10 weeks. You could also do a “pick and mix” variant and just complete the modules that most interest you – but we think you’ll decide they are ALL excellent!

The course material is accessed either via this webpage – see module episodes below, or via the Baptist NZ app This is a FREE resource for leaders within Baptist faith communities. If you are not from one of our faith communities please contact Karen Warner.

A “Certificate of Completion: Robust Leadership Training” will be given upon completion to participants in Baptist churches.

Each module will take approximately 3 hours in total and follow this format:

  1. 10 min video teaching
  2. Follow-up reading – about 750 words from the presenter
  3. An application exercise where learnings are put into practice – choose one of 2-3 options

Extra resources (e.g. book suggestions) will be supplied for those who wish to go deeper, please contact Karen Warner.

Better Church Elders video training

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You might also find helpful this New Zealand made online training resource for Eldership groups and church boards, now freely available thanks to our Centre for Lifelong Learning.

This is a series of teaching videos (15-20 minutes each) about Eldership. The video content is provided in an interview format led by Charles Hewlett (New Zealand Baptist National Leader) with experienced practitioners: viewers have the opportunity to hear from multiple voices adding to this topic of forming healthy eldership and church board teams.

Click here to access Better Church Elders…