Leaders lead.

As the leaders go, so goes the church.

The Center for Vibrant Leadership is an initiative of Artios Christian College, an online Bible college dedicated to equipping leaders for greater missional engagement at home, school, church, and in their community.

In pursuit of the Church of God (Seventh Day)’s Vision of a Vibrant 21st Century Church, Artios Christian College recognizes the priority of equipping vibrant leaders who will equip vibrant churches. We also realize that not all church leaders will pursue training through Artios’ online courses, particularly those who represent our international family of churches.

As an Artios initiative, the Center for Vibrant Leadership serves as a “come alongside” ministry to leaders within their local contexts through onsite training, coaching, consulting, and the production of print and online resources.

This effort is driven by Artios’ core convictions that equipping leaders for a vibrant 21st century church is its best contribution to the work of the kingdom, that the most effective way in which to raise up vibrant churches is to equip vibrant leaders, and that everyone is a leader, they just need to become a vibrant one.

Whaid G. Rose
Whaid G. RoseWhaid Rose, Founding Dean of the Artios Center for Vibrant Leadership
After many years in Conference level leadership and management, Whaid Rose now directs his energy toward training, coaching, and consulting at the grassroots level through the Artios Center for Vibrant Leadership. Whaid also serves as pastor of a Church of God (Seventh Day) congregation in Newton, North Carolina.

His educational background includes undergraduate studies at Hunter College (CUNY), Diploma in Evangelistic Studies (The Manhattan Bible Institute), Bachelor Arts in Divinity (Summit School of Theology), and certifications from the New York School of Urban Ministry (Nyack College), the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership (Asbury Seminary), and coaching credentials from The American Association of Christian Counselors (Light University), and the John Maxwell Organization.

He has authored and co-authored several books and publications including Membership Matters, Dream in Progress, Getting a Handle on Worship, and Vibrant Church.
Whaid and his wife (Marjolene) are the parents of two adult children and make their home in Denver, North Carolina (near Charlotte).