Certificate in Lay Ministry
September 2011-June 2012
The Certificate in Lay Ministry Program is designed to help train, equip and support men and women to serve more effectively as commissioned lay pastors, Christian-education directors, lay ministry coordinators, youth leaders, church administrators, church elders and deacons, and church office managers, as well as in a variety of other paid and unpaid leadership positions in local congregations. The course is specifically designed to provide the following components:
- a theoretical framework and foundation in leadership and ministry issues from a Christian perspective;
- practical skills and tools to help participants lead and manage increasingly complex ministries;
- support in ministry, and networking opportunities with other church professionals.
What participants say about this program:
The instructors are some of the "cream of the crop" that Whitworth attracts, and the cost is reasonable. The thing I like best about this program is that it provides abundant opportunities for students to interact with instructors and other students.
The topics are well-thought-out and relevant. What a marvelous and rich group of teachers! The passion they teach with is inspiring. Even those topics I thought had the potential to be very dry were presented in exciting ways. I'm excited by the class, and the program has whetted my appetite for more.
I found out things I didn't know I needed to know. The program gives me an idea of the educational direction in which I need to go.
Course fee: $750