Guiding the Flock Faithfully: Biblical Leadership

Learn frameworks for biblical leadership, including often overlooked principles, such as how to grow in your areas of weakness, personal reflection (including mistakes), and why humility and accountability are vital for the church leader.

Takes approximately 15 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Justice & Mission Work, Ministry Leadership, Thinking Theologically, and Work

Course Description

Leadership training often focuses on managing others well without addressing self-management. In Guiding the Flock Faithfully: Biblical Leadership, you’ll learn frameworks for biblical leadership, including often overlooked principles, such as how to grow in your areas of weakness, personal reflection (including mistakes), and why humility and accountability are vital for the church leader. Join Dr. Scott Cormode, the Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development in the School of Mission & Theology and author of The Innovative Church, as he introduces you to the four frames of leadership: Structural, Relational, Symbolic, and Political. You’ll increase your competency within these four frames to become a well-rounded leader who embraces the virtues of humility, integrity, and service.

This is a part of the PCAFI Advanced Leadership Certificate Program

Attention all PCAFI members: PCAFI is a preferred partner with Fuller Seminary.
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Meet Your Instructors

Fuller & PCAFI

Fuller Seminary is an evangelical, multidenominational graduate institution committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. Responding to changes in the church and world, Fuller is transforming the seminary experience for both traditional students and those beyond the classroom: providing theological formation that helps Christ-followers serve as faithful, courageous, innovative, collaborative, and fruitful leaders in all of life, in any setting.

The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International (PCAFI) was founded by Bishop Samuel N. Hancock in 1957 and officially incorporated on November 20, 1957. Established from its inception as a Oneness Pentecostal organization practicing baptism by full water immersion, the group sought to create an organization that stood for the highest standards of holiness. It is one of twelve major organizations born from the womb of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World between 1919 and 1960. Today, with churches across the globe, the PCAFI remains committed to its trademark of spiritual excellence and integrity on behalf of the Apostolic faith. Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr. is the current presiding bishop.

Scott Cormode

Scott Cormode has been at Fuller since 2006. He is presently the Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development in the School of Theology. Cormode has brought significant leadership and teaching experience to this position, as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who, prior to joining Fuller, served as George Butler Associate Professor of Church Administration and Finance at Claremont School of Theology. His most recent book, Making Spiritual Sense: Theological Interpretation as Christian Leadership, was published by Abingdon Press in 2006. He has served as convener for numerous leadership conferences, presented dozens of papers, chaired various boards, and led training events.

斯科特·科莫德Scott Cormode) 自 2006 年起一直在富勒工作。他目前是神學院的德普雷領導力中心(De Pree Center for Leadership)領導力發展教授。作為美國長老會的按立牧師,科莫德擁有豐富的領導和教學經驗,在加入富勒之前,他曾在克萊蒙特神學院擔任教會管理與財務喬治·巴特勒副教授。他的最新著作《屬靈真諦》(Making Spiritual Sense)一書於 2006 年由阿賓頓出版社(Abingdon)出版。他曾多次擔任領導力會議的召集人,發表過數十篇論文,擔任過多個委員會的主席,並領導過培訓活動。

斯科特·科莫德Scott Cormode) 自 2006 年起一直在富勒工作。他目前是神学院的德普雷领导力中心(De Pree Center for Leadership)领导力发展教授。作为美国长老会的按立牧师,科莫德拥有丰富的领导和教学经验,在加入富勒之前,他曾在克莱蒙特神学院担任教会管理与财务乔治·巴特勒副教授。他的最新著作《属灵真谛》(Making Spiritual Sense》一书于 2006 年由阿宾顿出版社(Abingdon)出版。他曾多次担任领导力会议的召集人,发表过数十篇论文,担任过多个委员会的主席,并领导过培训活动。

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