A leader sets the direction for which to follow. As Bishop Bill says "If you are leading and no one is following you are out for a walk!" Leading is not about being the 'boss' but sets the direction for others to follow and encourages an environment in which they can follow. This course will help each person to understand that we all have a responsibility to lead and we are called to lead both inside and outside the church to represent Jesus - the activity of God in the community.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Recognize that we all have a responsibility to lead.
  2. Understand the fundamentals of Systems Theory.
  3. Identify key elements and provide examples of B.E.L.L.S as a System 'in action'.
  4. Recognize your individual gifts, talents and characteristics necessary for team work through the D.O.P.E. Test.
  5. Understand the five dysfunctions of a team.
  6. Describe the concept of Verge Thinking.

Course Materials and Resources

Individual / Small Group Study

Layreaders are encouraged to attend group events if possible, however, this course can be completed via self study or with a small local group.

Course Evaluation

Once you have completed this course, either by yourself or with a group, please submit the course evaluation form, either online or send paper copy to:
Warden of Layreaders
168 Church Street,
Fredericton NB E3B 4C9