Leadership Basics

Coinciding with officer training, this Spring City Church will offer a semester-long Leadership Basics course. Leadership Basics, which will begin on Sunday morning, January 27, is open to anyone associated with City Church. It is a “don’t-miss” opportunity for any who seek to lead others towards God’s mission in this world. The first four sessions of Leadership Basics will overlap with officer training. The remaining six sessions will run concurrently with officer training, but with distinct content. Leadership Basics requires a high level of commitment (regular attendance, reading assignments, and participation in discussion) but offers a high reward of spiritual growth and empowerment. It will be led by the staff and ordained leadership of City Church. A core commitment at City Church is the ongoing development of gospel leadership. We want to continue to equip leaders for the Kingdom of God. These leaders will serve in formal and informal capacities within the Church. They will also serve formal and informal roles outside of the Church.

The Details

Sunday Mornings, 9-11 AM. 819 S. Cathedral Place (Corner of Cherry and Floyd near VCU).

An Introduction to Christian Leadership

January 27: Leaders in Grace February 10: Leaders on Mission February 24: Leaders who are Led March 10: Leaders in Community

An additional 6 Sessions through the Spring in one of two tracks:

Officer Training. Required for those nominated for elder or deacon. Open to any others in the church. Will focus on Reformed theology and Biblical qualities for church leadership.

Next Level Leadership. Appropriate for all looking to grow their leadership capacity and find opportunities for servant leadership within the context of City Church (e.g. City Groups, Ministry Teams, Children’s Ministry).

Dates: March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12, June 2, June 16.


Faithful attendance Completion of all assignments (reading and otherwise) Participation in discussion and practical apprenticeship opportunities


Confidence borne of the gospel for leadership in every arena (home, church, civic life) Deepened Biblical and gospel fluency Specific calling shaped by the community of faith Broader and deeper relationships of trust with others at City Church A transformed city

Email val@citychurchrva.com to register. For more information, contact John Bourgeois at john@citychurchrva.com.