Practical Ministry Certificates are specially designed programs of study that provide targeted training for local church leadership.

These certificates are perfect for School of Ministry graduates looking to focus their ministry in a particular area or for lay leaders looking to be better equipped to serve in the local church.

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Children’s Ministry Leadership Certificate

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Certificate (CMLC) is a 6-credit program designed to equip men and women to confidently lead a Children’s Ministry program in the local church. This program focuses uniquely on how ministry directed toward children in the local church can be theologically formed, safe, and practically carried out. This is a great course for Children’s Pastors, Children’s Ministry Directors, or those who have a passion to work with kids at the local church level.

This program is cohort-based and includes coaching.

CMLC Cohort Upcoming Start Dates:
April 25, 2022

November 14, 2022

The cost of this certificate program is $1,575.00.

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Leading the Church. Elder and Governing Board Training Course

This course is designed to assist new and current leaders in an Alliance church setting become grounded in local church leadership. Students will learn about biblical and pastoral leadership, Alliance church governance, and the theological foundations of the local church. They will also be introduced to the key beliefs and position of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and learn how the local church relates to the broader denominational family. Perfect for newly elected elders, governing board members and leaders in training.

This program is self-directed and may be started at any point. The course has 4 units whch can be completed in under a month. The cost of this certificate is $35.00.

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Protect the Church. Serving Safe with Minors Training Course

Serving the young and the vulnerable has always been a priority for the local church. In today’s culture doing this with excellence and care has never been more important. This course trains those who plan to work with children ages 18 and under to engage with minors safely. This training includes certification through Plan to Protect (0-18 and Vulnerable Populations Orientation) which may help satisfy local insurance requirements for your local church.

This program is self-directed and may be started at any point. The course has 4 units whch can be completed in under a month. The cost of this certificate is $35.00.

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