Soul Health and Self-Leadership
This course will walk you through the foundational principles of self-leadership including emotional wholeness, personal integrity, spiritual disciplines, and time management as we build upon the inner self in order to best lead others.
Communication and Conflict
Everyone communicates – learn your default communication strengths and weaknesses, strategies to communicate well, and how to deal with conflict.
Life of Christ
This course is a survey of the life of Christ, highlighting key events in His life and what they mean to us as followers of Jesus. This helps us understand who He was, who He is, and why He came for us.
Stages and Styles of Leadership
An important part of leadership is knowing who you are and where you are in your own journey so that you can lead and serve others well.
Interpreting Scripture and Biblical Beliefs
Analyzing and studying Scripture from all angles insures appropriate interpretation and is useful for your personal relationship with Christ, sharing your faith with others, and for preparing devotionals or sermons on different topics.
The Story of the Church
The church’s past, present, and future come alive by treating it as a series of spiritual movements orchestrated by an extraordinary God using ordinary people.
Overview of Ephesians
This course will enrich your appreciation for this theologically rich book and strengthen your study and communication skills as you learn the themes in Ephesians and study individual concepts.
In this class you will identify and correct common dysfunctions of a team and learn healthy and productive steps to build great teams.
Preaching and Teaching
Effective leaders know how to communicate well. Pastor Dan and the Campus Pastors will teach multiple ways of developing a message and give direct feedback to each student.
This class is designed to connect other leadership principles from the entire year and challenge you with structures, planning, and entrepreneurial leadership.
The Ministry Practicum is the culmination of Accelerate and is designed for you to incorporate your learning from the core curriculum and apply your learning in a practical manner. The Ministry Practicum is a “win:win,” that is, it should grow you in your personal leadership journey as well as meet a need for biblical leadership within Gold Creek or the community we serve.
Family Health Workshop
For every ministry leader, there are seasons and rhythms that affect both the ministry and the home life. This workshop provides leaders with tools to understand and prepare for those seasons and to intentionally develop plans for balance and purposeful “unbalance.” Interaction with Gold Creek leaders makes this workshop practical and fun.
Practical Ministry Skills
An effective ministry leader must have specific skill sets, which should be skills identified and practiced. This workshop identifies some of the most important of those skills, e.g., shepherding and congregational care, praying with others, hospital visitation, and other life- event situations.