Become a better leader for the rest of your life.

This is how CREST will help you be a better leader...


Encounter/Course 1: Taking A Hold of Your Life
The Question: What does your story tell you about your life today and where it is going?
The Outcome: Clarity about where you are in life, and paths to go forward.
Topics Covered:
  • Setting Your Sail (Direction)
  • Digging For Gold (Identity)
  • Navigating Your Transitions (Transitions)
  • Expanding Your Horizons (Learning)
Encounter/Course 2: Driving Forward with Your Values
The Question: Are you doing today what you thought you would be doing at this time in your life?
The Outcome: Clarity about your life purpose and values, and keys to personal management.
Topics Covered:
  • Identifying Yourself (Values)
  • Being Known (Awareness)
  • Establishing Integrity (Integrity)
  • Building Trust (Trust)

Encounter/Course 3: Tightening the Grip On Your Strengths

The Question: Do you know the core strengths with which you are gifted, and are you living from them?
The Outcome: Clarity about how God has gifted you, and what you might do with it.
Topics Covered:
  • Developing Your Strengths (Strengths)
  • Expanding Your Capacity (Health)
  • Following Your Dreams (Desires)
  • Note: Spouses Invited to this encounter


Encounter/Course 4: Investing Wisely in Your Relationships
The Question: What is the most important thing we should be talking about right now?        
The Outcome: How to have conversations that matter, and shape lives
Topics Covered:
  • Leading Teams (Teamwork)
  • Empowering People (Engagement)
  • Maximizing Conversations (Communication)
  • Managing Conflict (Conflict)

Encounter/Course 5: Creating Clarity For Your Strategy

The Question: How do we get there from here?
The Outcome: Tools to lead with a purpose, and decide what kind of difference to make.
Topics Covered:
  • Setting Targets (Planning)
  • Enhancing Productivity (Efficiency)
  • Leading Change (Change)
  • Processing Ideas (Collaboration)

Encounter/Course 6: Looking Ahead to Your Convergence

The Question: How does all this fit together?
The Outcome: Understanding how your experience, knowledge, and passions come together for a purpose.
Topics Covered:
  • Embracing Endings (Vision)
  • Flourishing Forward (Priorities)
  • Fulfilling Purpose (Calling)
  • Synthesizing Your CREST Experience (Graduation)

New cohorts began in the Fall of 2020.

Encounter 1 / Course 1 Online Opens

– November 16-19, 2020

Encounter 2 / Course 2 Online Opens

– February 22-25, 2021

Encounter 3 / Course 3 Online Opens

– June 14-17, 2021

Encounter 4 / Course 4 Online Opens

– September 27-30, 2021

Encounter 5 / Course 5 Online Opens

– January 24-27, 2022

Encounter 6 / Course 6 Online Opens

– May 16-19, 2022


The Online option will take you through each of the major themes described above in 6 separate courses over 2 years. You will be following the same pace as the “In Person” encounters with the courses opening on the same dates, but completing them online.

To receive the Diploma of Christian Leadership, you will need to complete all 6 courses and assignments.

Online Tuition is a $500 deposit, then $394 per month over 19 months.
(plus books)


In Person

When you join CREST In Person, you will be taking a journey through the 6 major themes described above with a small cohort of others. We will be gathering together for 6 “Encounters” throughout the 2 years (3/year).

To receive the Diploma of Christian Leadership, you will need to complete all 6 encounters and assignments.


In Person Tuition is a $500 deposit, then $447 per month over 19 months.
(plus travel, books, room and board at the venue)

CREST students grow in life and leadership.

At midlife, CREST has come at the perfect time!  It’s an opportunity to pause, reflect, recalibrate, and dream new dreams for the second half of life.


CREST has moved me from a floundering frustrated leader to a focused and fulfilled person excited for my future.


CREST has created a space to learn new strategies, become equipped with practical tools to move beyond surviving to thriving in the second half of life!


Have you been wondering, “What if…? What if I could dream again? Could the next 5…10…15 years see an energized me leaning into my full potential?” CREST may be your first next step!


Organizations that have trusted CREST to grow their leaders.


5 Day Intensive: Complex Leadership Theories and Practice
Paper / Project: Application of learning

Upon successful completion of the first 2 years and the CREST Leadership Diploma, you can apply and pursue a Masters in Christian Leadership. Our Master’s program is an alternative way for you to get a credential that leans into the practical rather than the academic side of leadership. Once you’ve attended the MCL Intensive and with the completion of the assigned project, you can earn a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership.

Topics Covered:
  • Leadership theory overview
  • The uprising of servant leadership
  • Staying engaged for the long run
  • Making sense of situations in order to lead

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