Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes, (Wesley Academy)
Characters of the Bible, and their stories, are often sought out for guidance and wisdom in different areas of life. However, other Biblical characters who provide guidance are frequently overlooked.
In this newest Wesley Academy course, Wesley seminary has spotlighted Nehemiah and his testament to the holy calling of leadership. The story of Nehemiah’s amazing work in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem is well known. Less well known, though, are the unique lessons he personifies for being a leader today.
In this course, learners will explore a number of these leadership themes, including the role of prayer, the discernment of vision, the development of a team, and the work to persevere through inevitable challenges. By the end of this six-week course, the learner – and aspiring leader – will clearly see the relevance of Nehemiah for faithful leadership in the contemporary church.
Join BeADisciple director, Lisa Buffum, for the pilot run of this course.
This course is eligible 1.5 CEUs.
Lisa is the Director of Online Education for the Institute for Discipleship, overseeing the ministries of BeADisciple.com. Lisa completed a Master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, in May of 2006.
Lisa believes that Christians grow in their faith and enhance their ministries through learning opportunities; her calling is to provide such opportunities in her local church as well as online through her ministry with BeADisciple. Lisa teaches IFD100 How to Provide Your Course Online and other courses as needed, and she provides technical assistance for instructors and learners for every IFD course.
Lisa is the mother of three grown children, and “Mimi” to four grands. She and husband, Brian, remain active lay members at First UMC in Winfield, Kansas, where they raised their children to know and love Jesus.