Embrace visionary leadership for the Great Commision.
5 Video Lessons
Watch, listen, and learn as David Shibley shows you how to unlock visionary leadership for the Great Commission.
A FREE workbook that guides you through the course.
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Brad Andrews sits down with Dr. Berin Gilfillan to discuss vision in the local church.
Leadership Vision is a comprehensive exploration of the biblical foundations and practical aspects of inspired headship. Participants will delve into key topics, including recognizing and embracing God’s inspiration, cultivating qualities essential for God-inspired direction, transforming Divine inspiration into reality, understanding the alignment of personal and Divine dreams, and implementing effective strategies for funding God’s plan.
This course provides a deep understanding of God-inspired direction through biblical narratives and contemporary applications. Participants will study the importance of aligning personal purpose with God’s inspiration, exploring qualities exemplified by biblical leaders like Joshua, and learning practical steps for translating Divine dreams into impactful ministries. The course also addresses the global perspective of God’s inspiration, emphasizing individual and collective roles in fulfilling the Great Commission. Additionally, participants will gain insights into strategic funding, recognizing God’s provision and implementing principles for financial stewardship in ministry.
What You’ll Learn
- Recognizing and embracing God’s direction for impactful authority.
- Cultivating essential qualities of a God-inspired leader through biblical examples.
- Transforming Divine inspiriation into practical ministry through strategic steps.
- Aligning personal hopes with God’s global plan for the Great Commission.
- Understanding the responsibility and privilege of global evangelism.
- Implementing effective strategies for funding God’s plan, including faith-filled giving and discerning the Spirit’s guidance.
Who Should Take This Course:
This course is designed for individuals aspiring to leadership roles in ministry, current leaders seeking to enhance their creative skills, and anyone passionate about aligning their life with God’s purpose. It is suitable for pastors, church leaders, missionaries, and believers committed to making a positive impact on the world through God-inspired direction.
Note: The course is open to participants from various denominations, backgrounds, and levels of experience in ministry.
1. Embracing the Vision
2. Qualities of a Visionary
3. Focusing the Vision
4. God’s Vision and Your Vision
5. Funding the Vision
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About the Instructor
Dr. David Shibley
David Shibley is a pastor, speaker, author, and the Founder of Global Advance, began his ministry in the 1980s with a vision to support pastors in developing nations. Since its establishment in 1990, Global Advance has impacted over 860,000 leaders in 110 nations, offering vision, training, and tools for the Great Commission. Today, his son Jonathan Shibley serves as President of Global Adance.
With over 55 years in vocational ministry, David has authored 23 books and ministered in 70+ countries, continuing to inspire the next generation through the David Shibley Institute. As the international representative, he leads Global Advance in equipping church and business leaders worldwide.
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We want everyone to join, so you’ll get to the first month for just $1.00. You’ll earn a quality biblical education and Christian ministry degree you can be proud of.
- Unlimited access to all ISOM Core video courses, including Power Evangelism
- Online study guides for all ISOM Core courses are included for every session
- After each course, there are Self-Study questions for you to reflect deeply and explore new ways to apply your own insights for personal growth and development
- ISOM Online provides the flexibility necessary to study at your own pace. Watch the videos at any time, on unlimited devices. No limit on repeat viewings.
- Earn credit toward an associate degree in Christian Ministry or Biblical Studies with our online program that has been modeled after our traditional degree plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does enrollment cost?
A: We want everyone to join, so you’ll get a chance to check it out for a whole month for only $1.00! We offer $49.00 which works with your monthly budget. Save money by enrolling in the associate annual program for $490.00 for an entire yer. You can start or stop at any time. Our bachelor’s monthly program starts at $69.00/mo or you can save money with our bachelor’s annual program for just $690.00 for an entire year. Our master’s program begins at $199.00/month or you can save money by enrolling in the master’s annual program for just $1,990.00 for an entire year. All degree programs require minimum enrollment for 12-months.
A: No, student loans and government aid are not available to our online students. We keep ISOM Online tuition low to ensure affordability and to prevent students from incurring debt.
Q: Are my credit/debit card details secure?
A: Yes, they are 100% secure. All payments are processed through our PCI-compliant payment processor.
Q: When do classes start?
A: ISOM Online offers you the flexibility to start at any time during the year. We understand what it means to be a working adulty, so we provide enrollment throughout the entire year. You have access to our online resources 24 hours a day. You can take as little as 12 months to complete or as long as you need to ensure your academic success.
Q: How long will it take for me to get my degree?
A: 12-months. Minimum monthly enrollment requires at least a year to complete the associate program (though you may take as much time as you need). The $1.00 trial period does not count toward your enrollment tuition. You will also need to pay a degree fee of $156.00. You can read more about our tuition and fees HERE.
A: You can take as many as you would like. Typically, students have taken between 1 and 3 courses at a time. However, we do recommend taking each exam after completing every course, to retain the teachings.
Q: On what devices can I use to watch?
A: ISOM Online is fully device-responsive, working beautifully on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Android and Apple compatible.
Q: Can I download the courses?
A: No, however, all courses are available to stream online anywhere at any time. That includes the course study guides!
Q: Can I buy this course without joining ISOM Online?
Q: What if I want a hard copy of the course study guide workbooks?
A: All students get FREE access to the course guide, however, we do offer hard-copy options. You can purchase them on your Student Dashboard, once you’ve become a member. We do not offer the ability to download PDFs of our course study guides.
Q: Can I transfer the credits I obtain through ISOM Online?
Q: What if I have a question of need support?
A: We are here to help. If you have a question, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.
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Take your ministry training to the next level and dive deeper into biblical studies. You can get a Christian degree with no academic prerequisite requirements necessary. Earn credit toward an Associate in Biblical Studies.