Leadership Certificate

The Leadership Certificate seeks to foster the development of emerging leaders who seek a depth of character and skill that will enable them to contribute to effective and redemptive communities, organizations, and churches. This certificate integrates coursework with a progression of transformation experiences that involve hands‐on leadership in real world settings. Participation in the program will encourage students to deepen learning and transformation, cultivate character and personal integrity, explore the theology and theories of leadership, develop proven leadership competencies, and engage their learning in leadership of self and others. This certificate involves a minimum of 20‐22 credit hours, at least 8 of which are completed at HoneyRock, Wheaton College’s Outdoor Center for Leadership Development. Participation in Summer Leadership School at HoneyRock (CFM 251 Ministry Practicum) and completion of an approved additional leadership practicum or internship is also required. The internship can be taken in the CFM Department (CFM 496 (0)) or in the department of your major with CFM Department approval. The certificate is designed to integrate with any academic major at Wheaton.

Students who complete the certificate in leadership may choose to complete a major in Christian Formation and Ministry or any other undergraduate major.

2022-23 Required Leadership Certificate Courses (20-22 credits)

  • CFM 131 Introduction to Spiritual Formation (Wheaton Passage) (2)
  • LEAD 201 Foundations of Leadership (2)
  • LEAD 241 Leadership Development (4)
  • CFM 359 Discipleship (4)
  • LEAD 353 Leadership and Human Systems (4)
  • LEAD 474 Integrative Leadership Seminar (2)
  • LEAD 496 Internship (0)
  • Electives--select credits from department approved electives if needed to reach 4 hours in addition to the certificate

(Revised 10/25/22)