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Applied Leadership

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Reading: The Church in Mission

Mind & Worldview

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Reading: Old Testament Survey
Reading: New Testament Survey
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Strength & Skills

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself." -Jesus

2 readings
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Applied Leadership

Free

About this course

We believe you have incredible potential for leadership. It doesn’t matter if you’re the take-charge type or more of a behind-the-scenes person. What matters is that you can learn to make the most of your capacity to impact the world around you. Good thing, too, because in today’s marketplace, leadership skills are a must-have. Organizations are on the lookout for solid team-players, men and women of integrity and confidence who know how to take ideas and turn them into reality.

 

Crafted by leadership professionals, Applied Leadership will equip you to become the leader God designed you to be. You’ll be developed from the inside out as you study Scripture and get to know Jesus, the ultimate leader. You’ll engage in a unique blend of classroom learning, reflective assignments, experiential exercises, and hands-on training that will help you make discoveries about yourself and how to be a great leader. With small class sizes, caring mentors, and a rich, Christ-centered community, you’ll receive plenty of constructive feedback that will spur you on. Wherever God calls you, you’ll be prepared to make an impact.

Authentic, Transformational, Servant Leadership

This is the heart of our Applied Leadership program. We believe great leaders are authentic – they lead out of who they are and what they value most. 

We believe great leaders are transformational – they make an impact on the world around them.

We believe great leaders are servants – they value those they lead 

Concepts & Skills Developed

Curious about the specifics that will be covered? Here are principles and skills you’ll learn:

  • Theology of Leadership
  • Administration
  • Leadership & Culture
  • Personal Sustainability
  • Team-Building, Empowering Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Organizational Behaviour

Leadership Practicum

Applied Leadership students engage in two practicum placements, one with a focus on leadership. You’ll join the team at a local organization where you’ll develop confidence, experience, and hands-on skills. Degree students will also complete a leadership internship in their third or fourth year of study, one that will provide challenge and growth in the areas learned in the classroom. 

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New Student?

Enter Applied Leadership in Year 1.

Already know you want to focus on growing as a leader? Enroll in the diploma/degree in Applied Leadership from your first day at Columbia, and start tackling this fascinating subject right away.

Columbia One Grads

Enter Applied Leadership in Year 2.

It’s a seamless transfer. Complete your Columbia One certificate then enroll in the diploma/degree in Applied Leadership in your second year.

QUEST Grads

Enter Applied Leadership in Year 2.

In QUEST, you’ve spent a year rubbing shoulders with amazing leaders on outdoor adventures. Get started on the path to great leadership by finishing a second year at Columbia and earning your Diploma in Applied Leadership, or enrolling in the BA in Practical Theology (Applied Leadership).

Emergency Rescue Tech Grads

Enter Applied Leadership in Year 2.

The ERT certificate program will train you – mind, character, and hard skills – to respond with confidence and know-how in tough situations. Take your leadership to the next level by adding in soft skills like team-building, administration, and cultural adaptability.

Diploma in Applied Leadership

Students in the Applied Leadership Diploma will complete 62.0 academic credits over two years. In addition to Columbia’s core requirements, which include biblical studies, theology, spiritual formation, history and philosophy courses designed to provide a solid foundation in the Christian faith, students will complete six leadership courses and a leadership practicum.

Bachelor of Arts in Practical Theology, Major in Applied Leadership

The B.A. in Practical Theology (Applied Leadership) builds upon the foundational elements of leading oneself and teams well, learned in the diploma. Degree students will not only go deeper in their theological knowledge, but will also explore leadership at the organizational level. They will discover how organizations behave, how to empower staff and team members, and develop further business management awareness. Students will graduate having learned to balance leadership and management effectively, and be prepared for a wide range of roles within ministry, non-profit, and business settings.

Applied Leadership Minors

Each degree student at Columbia has the option to select a minor in a variety of fields. Typically, minors are chosen in a student’s third year of study and will inform the type of internship placement they choose. Learn more about available minors.

Minors
  • Biblical Studies
  • Counselling & Human Services 
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Church Ministry 
  • Intercultural Studies 
  • Ministry to Children 
  • Practical Ministry 
  • Worship Arts 
  • Youth Work

Student Stories

Meredith S.

“I’ve grown in ways that I certainly hoped and expected to grow in when I first came to CBC, like in my ability to read and understand a Bible passage or my ability to build trusting friendships. However, I’ve also experienced growth in areas I didn’t even know I could grow in, like learning how to manage my personal finances, work effectively in a team, and build habits that support my mental and physical health. Overall, the diverse learning opportunities that CBC has provided me with has helped me grow in my relationship with God, my relationships with others, and my knowledge of truth so that I might lead others in a way that magnifies Christ.”

Syllabus

The Columbia One Core. All Columbia One students complete the same series of core courses. This 22-credit package of courses has been carefully put together with you in mind. What do you need to learn so you can live a life that is Christ-centered, kingdom-focused, and world-impacting?

Heart & Soul 0/2

2 readings
Reading: Spiritual Formation
minutes
Reading: The Church in Mission
minutes

Mind & Worldview 0/3

3 readings
Reading: Old Testament Survey
minutes
Reading: New Testament Survey
minutes
Reading: Intro to Christian Theology
minutes

Strength & Skills 0/2

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself." -Jesus

2 readings
Reading: Effective Relationships or Marriage & Family
minutes
Reading: Service Practicum I & II
minutes