Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) program is offered by Agape Leadership University Institute of Leadership Empowerment and Development.

iLEAD offers Advanced Diploma in Leadership Development, which is a non-accredited course offered by Agape Leadership University and designed for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD), especially for ministry leaders who seek to increase their values, character, knowledge, and competencies, and to lead like Jesus.

Course Description

iLEAD’s Advanced Diploma in Leadership Development program is meant to inspire, equip and empower servant leaders to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, develop ability to impact and influence others, and effectively engage in intentional evangelism, disciple making movement, church planting and multiplication, and sustainable leadership development.

Modular System

The Advanced Diploma in Leadership Development is based on a modular system. Agape Leadership University Institute of Leadership Empowerment and Development (iLEAD) offers the opportunity to complete Advanced Diploma in Leadership Development and become an effective leader in as little as one year.


Module 1

  1. The Leader and Intimacy with Jesus Christ
  2. The Heart of Christian Leadership
  3. The Leader and Family Priority
  4. Bible Study Skills for Leaders

Module 2

  1. The Leader and Brokenness
  2. The Leader and Forgiveness
  3. The Leader and Attitude
  4. Leadership and the Great Commission

Module 3

  1. Multiplying Churches: God’s Strategy to Reach the World
  2. The Foundations of Leadership
  3. The Basics of Christian Leadership
  4. Leadership and Ministry

Module 4

  1. Personal Development: Identifying Spiritual Gifts, Natural Talents and Acquired Skills
  2. Personal Development: Developing Spiritual Gifts, Natural Talents and Acquired Skills
  3. The Leader and Vocational Calling
  4. Mission Mobilization

Module 5

  1. The Leader and Vision
  2. Vision, Mission, Values Workshop
  3. The Leader and Goals
  4. Goal Setting Workshop
  5. Communication Skills

Module 6

  1. Biblical Stewardship
  2. Time Management
  3. People Skills
  4. The Leader and Equipping

Module 7

  1. Multiplying Leaders: Discipleship, Coaching, Mentoring
  2. Choosing Leaders
  3. Teamwork Makes the Dream
  4. The Leader and Integrity

Selection of Participants

  1. SED Participants (from 2016 Batch, 2017 Batch, 2018 Batch)
  2. MSBD Participants (from 2017 Batch, 2018 Batch)
  3. Church planters and mission leaders
  4. Small group ministry leaders
  5. Church pastors and ministry leaders 
  6. Leaders of the clusters of churches
  7. Missionaries

Requirements for participants to complete the LEAD training program

  1. Course Completion: Successful completion of all curriculums and assignments
  2. Attendance and Punctuality: Consistent attendance is a requirement and   participants are expected to be punctual and reliable
  3. Participant Performance: Interpersonal Skills, Initiative, Teamwork, Dependability

4 Elements of Transformative Learning

A. Spiritual (prayer, worship, memory verses, etc.)

Fasting and prayer, devotion and time alone with God, Bible reading plan, essential Bible verses to memorize

B. Relational (group discussions, group assignments, mentoring relationships, life groups, coaching, etc.)

Group discussion on each lesson, building a teamwork culture, creating healthy relationships from life groups to ministry partners, follow up leadership coaching

C. Experiential (use of LEAD assignments, giving participants leadership assignments, etc.)

Individual assignments, applying the lessons in their leadership, sharing transformational experiences and its impact, assessments

D. Instructional (teaching lessons, assigning books for reading, etc.)

Learning-centered teaching, Empowered learning, critical thinking, how brain works, hands-on instructional strategy, reading assignments and reflection notes

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