Courses

Onsite and Online

In a personal face-to-face setting or in a convenient online format with mentoring from Ed Underwood, learn principles and practices that help you lead through the core issues that create barriers to church health, sustainable community, or personal growth in Christ as a couple, team, or redemptive community.

Leadership as Discipleship In Community


A study of biblical principles for developing mentoring and coaching relationships in leadership teams and the value of these relationships in building high trust cultures. Students will learn how to develop leaders and build sustaining teams for their community through biblical processes. This is a graduate level course that can be tailored for local churches, leadership teams, or ministry teams. It’s an intense week with assignments and team building experiences. It involves four 90-minute sessions/day and onsite conversations, coaching, and question/answer sessions.

Investment: $3500, plus travel expenses

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The Ascent of A Leader Experience (Partnership with Trueface)


You can become a leader that people want to follow by opening yourself to the influences that develop character: enduring relationships with friends, family, and God. This compelling experience leads you through eight 90-minute sessions corresponding with the chapters of the book, The Ascent of the Leader, and the truths of Truefaced and the Cure.

Investment: $2500, plus travel expenses

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What Every Pastor Really Wants to Say to His Elders (Online)


This 3-session course came from Ed’s famous last words to the elders (and he loved all of them!) of his beloved Church of the Open Door as he transitioned out of his lead pastor role. Every pastor Ed has ever shared these insights with has commented, “I wish I had the courage to say this to our elders.” Elder-staff relationships are hard, and even the most committed and godly elder is going to have some blind spots. What I promise from this course is this: If more elders and pastors had this conversation, there would be far less turnover in church leadership and far fewer church splits. Remember, our mission is simple: We want to help your church get healthy and thrive.

Investment: $500

 

Returning to What Matters Most to Jesus (Online or Onsite)


Your church can become a disciplemaking culture that loves one another in community. This ten-session course moves leaders toward the unity Jesus had in mind when He gathered His disciples in the upper room and equips individuals to become disciplemakers (online manual and how-to podcast included). If you’re tired of doing church for the sake of church, this is the course for you.

Investment: $1,000 (Price varies according to the size of the group and individual needs)

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Getting Unstuck (Online or Onsite)


Your church can become a disciplemaking culture that loves one another in community. This ten-session course moves leaders toward the unity Jesus had in mind when He gathered His disciples in the upper room and equips individuals to become disciplemakers (online manual and how-to podcast included). If you’re tired of doing church for the sake of church, this is the course for you.

Investment: $1,000 (Price varies according to the size of the group and individual needs)