Pursuing Your Mission from God

This course applies ten lessons of Godly leadership from the life of Moses to help you disciple and train your ministry team.

In the secular world, we place a tremendous burden on our leaders. It should come as no surprise, then, that as leaders, we are tempted to think we are the ones who have to “do it all." Moses started out thinking that way. But then, as the people grumble more and more, he cried out to God and said: “I can't carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy!" (Numbers 11:14, New Living Translation). As Moses came to recognize the need to build teams of trusted advisers, and prepare his successor, Joshua, to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, God taught him an important lesson. That lesson is at the heart of this course, and it is this:

  • If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures, and all these people will go home in peace.(Exodus 18:23, New Living Translation)

Pursuing Your Mission from God: Leading Your Ministry Into the Promised Land, applies ten lessons of Godly leadership from the life of Moses to help you disciple and train your ministry team. My course,Think Like Jesus, Lead Like Moses, is designed for you to take by yourself; to examine your own leadership style, and help you become the leader God wants you to be. This course is well suited to be used in group study, allowing you and your ministry team to take a “deep dive" into discerning how to develop leaders within your ministry and equip them to do the work God has entrusted to you. Therefore, to get the most out of this course, I encourage you to have members of your church/ministry team take this course together.

Whether you are a pastor, paid staff person, missionary, or just someone called by God to volunteer in ministry, this course is a call to get out of the way, to get humble and to turn the world upside down as we learn to compete less and cooperate more. If you’ve been looking for a way to help organize people to be of one mind and spirit in your ministry, discipling others so you can get out of the way and let God go to work through them, this course is for you.

Along with the course video lessons, you'll find downloadable workbooks that are to be used with each course session. Additionally, I've provided worksheet templates you can use as organization planning tools. Please feel free to download, print them, and/or modify them as you see fit.

Intended Audience: Pastor, Ministry Staff, Lay Volunteer, Not for Profit Executive

Course Overview
Syllabus Pursuing Your Mission from God
Accessing Course Materials
Introduction to the Cost of Discipleship
Leadership Principle #1
Breaking and Remolding Lumps of Clay
Understanding Your Mission from God
Leadership Principle #2
Cooperate More, Compete Less
Leadership Principle #3
The Cost of Discipleship: A Recap
Session 3 Summary
We're On a Mission from God, Not Our EGOs
Leadership Principle #4
Facing Your Crisis of Confidence
Leadership Principle #5
Building a Cohesive Community
Having a Vision for Going to the Other Side of the Hill
Building Community and Creating Teams Recap
Introduction to Training Up Leaders God's Way Session
Leadership Principle #7
God Has Called the Volunteers: Facilitate Their Call
Leadership Principle #6
Edifying Your Leadership Team
Leadership Principle #8
Preparing Your Team for a Transition in Leadership
Training Up Leaders - Recap
Training Up Leaders - Recap
Introduction to Building a Vehicle to Go to The Other Side of the Hill
Leadership Principle #9
Getting the Right People in the Right Place
Some Tools We'll Need to Build Our Vehicle
Planning Templates for Your Ministry
Mapping Your Journey to the Other Side of the Hill
Leadership Principle #10
Building a Vehicle - Recap
Last Thoughts & Course Conclusion
Additional Resources

What's included

  • 30 Video Lessons
  • 8 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

David Lantz


I have always enjoyed being a teacher. I have taught adult Sunday School classes and small group bible studies for the last twenty years. Outside of the Bible, I am an Adjunct Professor of Business Management and Economics for the University of Phoenix, Indiana Wesleyan University, and several other Indiana colleges, including Ivy Tech. I teach both online and face to face courses. I was named the 2005 Faculty of the Year by the first graduating class of the Indianapolis Campus of the University of Phoenix.  

I've developed my courses with an eye to creating a story around which to present my content.  This  is called "Story Centric Teaching."  I invite you to review my courses and preview selected lessons.  

I look forward to having you as one of my students!