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Certificate in Executive Leadership

"Leading the Church Staff: Communication, Diverse Models, Resolving Crises, and Coaching"
When: Ongoing in real-time ministry (Online and Face-to-Face)
Where: Face-to-Face and Zoom Sessions. On-site consultations as scheduled.
How: Preparations for mentor/leader sessions will take place via CenterPlace. Pastors/Leaders may choose the time best suited for their schedules for working through each session.  
Time: Face-to-Face and Zoom Sessions will be scheduled weekly. Course materials will be accessed through the CenterPlace learning platform.
Cost: Cost to be covered by scholarships.
Description: The Certificate in Executive Leadership is a pilot training program for pastors and ministry leaders. It provides 360-Degree leadership engagement with a mentor/facilitator in real-time. The certificate covers a range of seminars in leadership with a special focus on a pastor/leader's actual context. 
Facilitator/Mentor: Larry Ashlock

Good Grief:
Steps to Healing and Hope when Suffering Loss

This course is designed to introduce Christians to the biblical and practical aspects of grief.  The primary focus of the course will be on Christian understanding and ministry to persons and their families experiencing grief.  

Learners will examine various non-Christian and Christian reasons for suffering and grief.  The class also will include a focus on children and grief,  various existential forms of grief (e.g. the loss of a job), and how personally to respond to grief.

A specific grief model will be used that has its basis in the Scriptures.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect biblically and practically on their role as encouragers to those who are grieving.

When: Fall 2023
Where: Face-to-Face (The Center) and Online
Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Course materials will be accessed through the CenterPlace learning platform).
Facilitator: Dr. Larry Ashlock

CenterPlace Ministry Training

The Center offers a  series of online classes that lead to a Certificate in Global Ministry Leadership. This course of study is designed for bi-vocational lay ministers, Sunday School teachers, and other lay men and women who seek pre-seminary training in ministry leadership.    

The learning track is comprised of six, six-week courses that may be completed in a nine-month cycle. The courses build practical, basic ministry skills across recognized theological disciplines. Applied ministry will be their focus. Contact the Center for more information.

Schedule of Required Courses

1. The Global Christian Minister (Church Leadership/Spiritual Formation) [Fall 2023]
2. Our Faith Heritage (The Story of Christianity)
3. The Bible and How to Teach and Preach it Effectively
4. Christian Global Ethics (Ministering to the World's Concerns)
5. World Religions (Exploring What Others Believe)
6. The Mission of God (the Life of a Good News Sharer)
See above for Our Fall 2023 Course Schedule.
Full or partial scholarships are available. Interested students are invited to contact the Center for enrollment. Email [email protected] for more information.