Learning Objectives

You have the opportunity to raise up other leaders around you, so even more people can experience God’s transforming presence! This course will help you extend the invitation to others and keep the process of developing leaders going.

  • Discover the importance of continuing the leadership cycle

  • Learn what a small group apprentice is and how to find one

  • Create a plan to identify someone you could begin developing as a small group leader

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you've taken it.

  • Course Worksheet (fillable pdf)

    We recommend printing this worksheet out (or opening it on separate tab), so you can refer to it as you go. More courses resources can be found at the resource toolbox.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

    • Passing it On

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Establishing a Culture of Leadership

    • Lesson 1: Leaders Developing Leaders

    • Lesson 2: Investing in the Future

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Apprentices

    • Lesson 1: What’s an Apprentice?

    • Lesson 2: Finding Apprentices

    • Lesson 3: Mentoring Your Apprentices

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Situational Leadership Model

    • Lesson 1: Stages of Developing Leaders

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use/adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.



Developing Leaders Quicksheet

(3-page pdf)

Summary of the course in a quick, 3-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!

Leadership Development Plan (fillable)

(2-page fillable pdf)

This worksheet will walk you through the steps of finding apprentices, mentoring them, and creating a roadmap for small group leadership development.


Inviting God into Shared Networks

(Ministry Library page)

Network mapping is a great activity for individuals, but it is also a powerful exercise for small groups to communally explore what God is doing.

Prayer Walk Guide

(Ministry Library page)

Prayer walks are a great way to encounter God on campus and explore what God's doing there. This resource will help you lead a prayer walk.

Making Compelling Invitations
(Ministry Library page)

This worksheet will help you craft great invitations for Christians and non-Christians.

Small Group Invitation to Faith

(Ministry Library page)

This resource will help any student, staff person, or faculty member explain the gospel and invite response.

Stepping into Risk Apprentice Guide

(Ministry Library page)

This guide is designed to be used one-on-one or with a group of students learning how to be apprentices in the leadership development pathway (members to apprentices to leaders).


Leadership Ideas Wheel

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Infographic of activities to invite leaders into.