FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Students now have the opportunity to glean principles and practices of leadership in Christian ministry from the experiences of men who live them out. Leadership for Christian Ministry, a class taught by Michael Wilson, will be offered next spring and has been designed to utilize a variety of guest speakers throughout the semester.

“We are very fortunate to have many outstanding Christian leaders who are either retired or currently serving in the DFW metroplex,” Wilson says. “I prayerfully invited these leaders to address areas of proven leadership that they have both lived and researched.  I think that we have a great lineup of experienced speakers.”

Speakers include president emeritus of Lifeway Christian Resources James Draper, FBC Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress, and North Richland Hills Baptist Church pastor Scott Maze. The course will feature guest speakers every other week, with Wilson leading discussions in-between. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A time.

The course will examine biblical, historical and contemporary models of leadership, which Wilson says will assist and prepare students for the tasks of composing and implementing a philosophy of Christian leadership as well as equip them for the multi-faceted responsibilities facing today's Christian leaders.

“The course assumes each student’s commitment to God and desire for competence as a Christian leader,” Wilson says. “The primary focus of the course is on leadership in a local church, but the material is designed to aid and enrich one’s leadership in any Christian career path.”

The class will be offered Thursdays, 6:15-9:00 p.m., and, in addition to students, is open to all who want to experience the guest speakers and follow-up Q&A’s.