Student & Alumni Testimonials

“Kaleo helped me take the disjointed knowledge I had and pull all of that together and get a mature view of what my leadership and calling looks like.  This has been equipping and strengthening in my calling.  In Kaleo, I had a platform to test and try out new things with the tools and people to support me in a risk.  Now I can do it on my own with confidence because of the opportunity to test myself in a safe environment.”

“I’m not the same person I was when I started Kaleo.  I’ve received healing for things I didn’t even know were strongholds in my life.  I’m better and stronger and God has positioned me through this process for what He has next for me.”  

“It has helped me know my own personal leadership tendencies and how that’s not always the best solution.  I’ve gained the ability to pause and discern and assess the situation to meet the needs of the person.” 

“Our Cadre was a huge growth experience for me – in fun and challenging ways.”  

Core Curriculum

Soul Health & Self Leadership

The course will walk participants through the foundational principles of self-leadership including emotional wholeness, soul health, personal integrity, personal spiritual disciplines, spiritual accountability, time management.

Life of Christ

This course is a survey of the Life of Christ, highlighting key events in His life and what they mean to us as followers of Jesus. This also helps us, as followers understand who He was, who He is, and why He came for us.

Stages & Styles of Leadership

An important part of leadership is knowing your own strengths, styles and stages of leadership and where you are in your our journey so that you can lead and serve others well. This course includes practical assessments and instruction on how to fully understand your own leadership style and stage, and identify the leadership styles and stages of others in order to have effective working relationships.

Interpersonal Ministry Skills

Interpersonal Ministry Skills is a course designed to equip students with the best methods in responding to and resolving issues in a variety of situations within ministry. There are foundational tools that are appropriate and useful in interpersonal ministry conversations, and this course will equip the students with those elements. Other practical topics include guiding principles for challenging situations and conflict resolution. This course will also bring to light topics that provide a greater awareness of multi-generational diversities, as well as appropriate uses for media.

Servant Leadership

Jesus redefined leadership and cast a mold contrary to what many in the world envision leadership to be…He served those He led. Throughout this course, students will examine biblical and modern-day examples that will shed light on the essentials of servant leadership. This journey will take the student from the heart-level raw ingredients to actual practices that will empower them to lead in ways that advance God’s kingdom purposes in the world.

Interpreting Scripture & Biblical Beliefs

The Bible is very clear on many matters and not as clear on others. For more than 5000 years, people have been debating what God’s “real” truth is. God’s clear truths, as well as what we believe as a church must be clarified, understood, applied and articulated in such a way that it shows the heart of Christ Fellowship and more importantly, the heart of Christ.

Team Building

This course will cover strategies and processes for growing healthy teams that will in turn organically reproduce themselves. The course will be taught from two different perspectives, internal service facilitation teams and externally focused mission teams. Students will learn to identify and correct common dysfunctions of a team. Students will also be guided through healthy and productive steps to build a team, and be equipped to “go” and develop teams that will glorify God.

Overview of Romans

Arguably, the most influential New Testament Book Christians use for the presentation of the Gospel is Romans. Students will gain in-depth understanding about this book and its author: The Apostle Paul. Emphasis is placed on the general overview/study of the Book of Romans and the communication of themes in Romans. This course will enrich student’s appreciation for this theologically robust book and strengthen their study and communication skills.

Organizational Leadership

An introduction to the foundations of organizational leadership, including types of organizations, organizational structures, strategic planning, theory of motivation, the power of organizational culture, change theory, and organizational life cycles are all topics that will be presented throughout this course. Practical application will focus on areas such as leading organizations through change and the 360 Degree Leader personal assessment.

Spiritual Power

Spiritual Power is available to believers in Jesus Christ for freedom, healing and greater impact in ministry. The New Testament Church was known for its faith and spiritual authority. This course is designed to introduce the principles of spiritual power and provide tools for personal freedom for oneself and others. Christ Fellowship values for ministry are explored.

Communication that Connects

Effective leaders know how communicate effectively. The students will learn how to develop, write, and deliver a message that has lasting impact and is appropriate for the audience.

Story of the Church

Today, after 2,000 years, Christianity is the faith of one-third of the earth’s population. From a handful of ordinary fishermen, tax collectors, and youthful troublemakers in an obscure province of Judea, Christianity has spread over the globe to claim the loyalty of nearly a billion inhabitants of our planet. This course is designed to show how that happened and to make the church’s past, present, and future come alive by treating it as a series of spiritual movements orchestrated by an extraordinary God who uses ordinary people who are passionate about impacting the world with the love and message of Jesus Christ…everyone, everyday, everywhere.


The Kaleo Student Practicum is the culmination of the student’s Kaleo Program and is designed to have students incorporate their learning from the 12-core curriculum in Kaleo and provide the student an opportunity to apply their learning in a practical manner. The Student Practicum should be a “win:win,” that is, it should grow the student in their personal leadership journey as well as meet a need for biblical leadership within Christ Fellowship or the community we serve.


Practical Ministry Skills

An effective ministry leader must have specific skill sets, which should be skills identified and practiced. This workshop identifies some of the most important of those skills, e.g., shepherding and congregational care, hospital visitation, and other life-event situations.

Family Health Workshop

For every ministry leader, there are seasons and rhythms that affect both the ministry and the home life. This workshop provides leaders with tools to understand and prepare for those seasons and to intentionally develop plans for balance and purposeful “unbalance.” Interaction with Christ Fellowship leaders makes this workshop practical and fun.