Developing as a Ministry Leader

Learning to Lead with

Passion and Excellence

In October 2014 the International Baptist Convention launched a two-year leadership training series entitled “Developing as a Ministry Leader”.  This dynamic training opportunity consists of a series of four training modules of online training.  The training series is facilitated by Greg Cole (see bio information below). The four modules are:

1. Foundations of Ministry Leadership

2. Core Tasks of Ministry Leadership

3. Communicating as a Ministry Leader

4. Managing Conflict as a Ministry Leader


Currently Module 3 is available. We hope to have Modules 1 and 2 available very soon. Module 4 will be available by April 2016. The modules can be done in any order.


You can sign up for the Developing as a Ministry Leader course by clicking here


If you would like additional information, you can contact Greg Cole at greg(at)


Greg Cole is a consultant for the IBC in the area of leadership development, strategic planning, and church support. He has a rich background in both local church and denominational ministry in the United States through the Southern Baptist Convention. He has served as Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, Associational Director of Missions, Senior Pastor of a multi-staff church, Church Planting Pastor, and Associate Pastor in the area of Christian Education.

Greg has a Master of Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Educational Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.