Thriving Church Leadership with Steve Backlund Email me a reminder

Practical tools to thrive as a church leader!

Are you a church leader in need of fresh vision, encouragement, and inspiration? Do you want an infusion of Bethel’s leadership DNA? If so, Thriving Church Leadership is for you! This course will help anyone serving in church leadership become a healthy, powerful, naturally supernatural leader.

In this fun, inspiring four month class Steve Backlund and his team will help you explore 32 core values from Steve’s book, Help I’m a Pastor. Through regular teaching sessions and podcasts from Bethel’s senior leaders, reading, activations, and more, these core values will be applied to common scenarios every church leader faces, such as criticism, people leaving, staff challenges, financial uncertainties, etc. It will take you through four themes for thriving church leadership - beliefs, relationships, structure, and becoming a naturally supernatural leader. This small investment of just three - four hours a week will produce powerful, lifelong benefits.

Course Features

  • Weekly leadership podcast from Steve Backlund filled with hope & encouragement
  • Weekly 10 - 18 minute church leadership podcasts from Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton
  • Bi-weekly TED talk style live teaching sessions with Steve & his team
  • 24/7 access to your online classroom
  • Weekly FB live Q&A sessions with Steve & his team
  • Online assignments to lead you through personal leadership growth
  • Weekly encouragement emails
  • Weekly reading and listening assignments
  • Declarations & activations for every week
  • Monthly, live, online Holy Spirit-focused encounter events to help bring you deeper into the presence of God
  • Connection and community with classmates through private FaceBook group
  • Opportunity to sign up for one ten-minute online prophetic session with Bethel staff and students (space limited, first come-first serve)

Course Length

February 12 - June 1st, 2018
with a one-week break
April 2 - 8

Time Commitment

Approximately 3-4 hours per week


Students must complete 80% of the course to earn a certificate of completion

Required Reading

Required reading materials not included in course fee.
  • Help! I’m a Pastor, by Steve Backlund
  • Victorious Mindsets, by Steve Backlund

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Become A Thriving Church Leader Together!

Special Group Pricing for 5 or More
Group Leader FREE with 10 or More

One of the most powerful ways to see lasting transformation is to pursue growth with others! Take advantage of special group pricing and do this course with other leaders from your church or community.

Course Fee

Regular Price


Per Person

Early Bird Discount


Per Person Before January 12, 2017

Special Group Pricing


Per Person for 5 or More People Contact Us:

BSSM/LDP Alumni Discount


Per Person Use Promo Code: THRIVING-ALUMNI