Practical tools to thrive as a church leader!

Are you a church leader? Do you need fresh vision, encouragement, and inspiration? Join our Thriving Church Leadership online class and get an infusion of Bethel’s leadership DNA! This course will help everyone serving in church leadership to become a healthy, powerful, naturally supernatural leader.

In this fun, inspiring three-month class Steve Backlund and his team will help you explore 28 core values from Steve’s book, Help I’m a Pastor. Through regular teaching sessions and podcasts from Bethel’s senior leaders, reading, activations, and more, these core values will be applied to common scenarios every church leader faces, such as criticism, people leaving, staff challenges, financial uncertainties, etc. It will take you through four themes for thriving church leadership - beliefs, relationships, structure, and becoming a naturally supernatural leader. This small investment of just three to four hours a week will produce powerful, lifelong benefits.

Course Features

  • Weekly leadership teaching sessions with Steve Backlund filled with hope & encouragement
  • Q&A sessions with Steve Backlund
  • Weekly 10 - 20 minute church leadership Q&A podcasts with Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, and others
  • 24/7 access to your online classroom
  • Online assignments to lead you through personal leadership growth
  • Weekly reading and listening assignments
  • Declarations & activations for every week
  • Monthly, live, online Holy Spirit-focused encounter events to help bring you deeper into the presence of God
  • Connection and community with classmates through private FaceBook group
  • Opportunity to sign up for one ten-minute online prophetic session with Bethel staff and students (space limited, first come-first serve)

Course Length

Feb. 4 - May 10, 2019

(Spring Break Week April 1 - 7)

Weekly Time Commitment

Approximately 3-4 hours per week

Course Requirements

Students must complete 80% of the course to earn a certificate of completion

Become A Thriving Church Leader Together!

Special Group Pricing for 5 or More
Group Leader FREE with 10 or More

The most powerful way to see your culture transformed is to learn with others! Our special group pricing lets you do this course at a drastically discounted price with your church, homegroup, family, coworkers, and friends!

Course Fees

Join us and receive a semester of life-changing content
starting as low as:


Prices per person.


Register January 1 - February 10



Per Person

Group / BSSM & LDP Alumni


For Groups of 5 or more

Late Registration February 11 - March 4



Per Person

Group / BSSM & LDP Alumni


For Groups of 5 or more

Required Reading

Required reading materials not included in course fee.
  • Help! I’m a Pastor, by Steve Backlund
  • Victorious Mindsets, by Steve Backlund

Purchase Books

E-Book Versions Available!

Purchase Help I'm a Pastor E-Book

Purchase Victorious Mindsets E-Book