Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions
This is an online program that tackles the core elements of developing healthy, missionally focused ministry leaders. It is currently a 2 ½ year program that places a credentials candidate in a cluster with 4 – 5 other candidates so that they build community and relationship as they are guided through major components of leader development by a series of selected coaches.
There are many reasons a person would want to be part of Leadership Focus.
No, LF is not a credentialing agent. We will train the state administrator, credential’s staff and credential’s committee in the most effective use of LF. However, it remains exclusively the responsibility of the identified credentialing body to determine appropriate credentials.
A candidate will need a minimum of 30 – 60 days entry time to fill out paperwork and file all appropriate forms, complete assessments, schedule a debrief and fulfill other assignments. Following that, each fall and each spring these candidates are placed into a cluster and begin a 2 ½ year process of working through various elements of leader development essentials.
Each state/region entering the Leadership Focus pays a one-time entry fee of $2,500. There was an $80,000 investment to design, develop and implement LF. These fees cover the development of the software and the additional software upgrades for each assembly page added onto Leadership Focus.
Module One is $275. This covers all their assessments throughout the journey; a one-on-one debrief with a professional counselor; a written report that goes to the Credentials Committee; all the administrative support to get all the details started and process engaged.
Modules Two and Three are $150 each
Module Four is a scholarship IF the candidate has attended all the cluster meetings in module 3 and completed all their assignments.
Modules Five and Six are $150. each
Books are approximately $100 – $150. depending on where they are purchased, what method is used, etc.
Total cost to a candidate over the 2 ½ to 3 years is $875, plus books.
There are numerous benefits:
Currently we are registering anyone interested in Leadership Focus through their state, assembly or region. Please contact your local assembly leadership for more information or contact Leadership Focus staff at JFlynn@chog.org