People of God are eager to share the message of Christ so that His people can prosper and receive His grace. Ministering to others requires knowledge and skills that can only be received through experience and education. Most of us need help and mentoring if we are to be His servant.
In fact, you may have asked yourself questions such as:
- How do I share the joy of Christ?
- How can we grow our church?
- What do I need to know to be a Sunday School leader?
- How can I teach a youth class?
- How can I prepare better sermons?
- As a member of the Pastoral Staff, what do I need to know?
- How can we improve attendance in our Sunday School and Church?
- And many other questions.
Individuals interested in working in the follow areas should enroll in the Leadership Certificate program:
- Church Growth
- Godly Parenting
- Lay Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry
- Sunday School Teaching
- Youth Worker
These certificates begin with the basics and do not require any other educational background.
- Complete Application Form;
- Submit the application with the $50.00 application fee
What is a certificate?
The certificate programs are typically composed of five courses taught by experienced teachers and pastors and offered over an eight week period of time. Each course can be taken online, or on campus. Tutors will be available to assist you with computer or course related questions. Remember: Your success is our success. We realize you may help.
Upon completion of a program you will receive a certificate suitable for framing.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $1,200.00 USD plus registration fee ($50.00) and technology fee ($50.00) for each semester (8 weeks) enrolled until completion of the certification program.
Requirements: No previous education required. Access to a computer with internet connection, speakers, and Microsoft Office including Word and PowerPoint.
A total of five (5) courses are required:
ED 099: Principles of sharing and engaging individuals through effective leadership skills in group and individual study of the Bible.
LD 099: An overview of leadership and the requirements to be a Godly leader. Leading youth in a deeper knowledge of God’s Word, and in the spiritual life.
Bible and Theology
BI 098 Survey of the Old Testament: An examination of the contents of the Old Testament with attention given to leadership in the background, general analysis, and meaning of each book. Each book will also be examined in its relation to the other books.
BI 099 Survey of the New Testament: An introductory survey of the contents of the New Testament, including leadership principles found in its background, the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation. The development of the central theme, general contents, purpose, historical setting, spiritual value, and leadership significance of each book will be examined.
TH 099 Bible Doctrine: An overview of the basic doctrines of the church. The survey will emphasize Biblical leadership and influencing others found in the various books of the Bible.