Carl Shank Consulting

Course FAQs


The online Effective Christian Leadership Course is taught by Rev. H. Carl Shank, a retired minister and church consultant of the Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church.  In addition to his M.Div. and Th.M. (systematics) work, H. Carl Shank has been a youth, associate, solo, staff and lead pastor in over forty years of church ministry, pastoring beginning and established congregations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New York state. His passion for leadership development has resulted in mentoring numerous pastors, teaching in a number of local Bible institutes as well as serving as an adjunct faculty member of The King’s College, and training InterVarsity leaders on the East Coast. Carl has been regularly sought out for his acknowledged gifts of discernment and wisdom in dealing with church issues. He had been serving as the Executive Pastor of a church in Lancaster, PA, as well as a church health consultant through NCDAmerica. He is recently retired.


Besides numerous seminars and church related articles, his recently published Bible study contributions include Living Life God’s Way: Reflections from the Psalms, Study Guide and Leader’s Guide, Romans: The Glory of God As Seen in the Righteousness of God, Jonah: A Reluctant Messenger, A Needy People, and God’s Amazing Grace, Esther: For Such A Time As This, A Study of God’s Providence, Church Warnings! The Seven Churches of Revelation for Today, and Building For God: Leadership and Life Lessons from Nehemiah available from Lulu Press, Amazon and other booksellers. You may find Book descriptions and ordering links on the "Books" page of this site. Carl is married to his wonderful wife, Nancy, and has three grown, married children. He lives in the Marietta, PA area and can be reached for consulting, seminars or leadership and mentoring development at or


Your Lesson Notes for each lesson can be found by clicking on LESSON NOTES on the bottom of the slide show.  Any additional notes that you may need for the lesson can be accessed by clicking on ADDITIONAL NOTES, also at the bottom of the slide show. The Lesson Notes have fill-in blanks as you move through the slides and audio. There is also at the end of each Lesson footnoted Answers, so if you miss a blank or two, you may complete it  later.


All of the materials in the lessons are copyrighted materials. Permission to use any of these notes or lesson plans or additional lesson notes must be granted by H. Carl Shank.


If you have any questions that you want addressed that go outside the information given in the slide show or audio, click on the QUESTIONS link. You will be directed via email to  Carl Shank at He will provide the answer to your questions.


We hope you find these lessons informative and inspiring as you develop your own leadership ministry!




Carl Shank Consulting

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